Swingin’ student rhythms to rock stage

Unionville High to host 15th annual ‘Jazz Along the Brandywine’

Unionville High’s Jazz Band will perform at the high school, where it will host “Jazz Along the Brandywine” on April 5.

Hot music and cool improvisation will combine to warm up the crowd as Unionville High School hosts the 15th annual “Jazz Along the Brandywine” festival on Friday, April 5.

Starting at 6 p.m., top area bands will demonstrate their finesse with a variety of styles, ranging from soul to swing to samba.

“It’s a fun evening for the audience,” says G. Scott Litzenberg, director of Unionville High School’s jazz band. “Some amazingly talented kids will be performing. It’s always exciting to hear the improv solos they come up with.”

This year’s participants are Charles F. Patton Middle School and the following high schools: Radnor, Lower Merion, Upper Darby, Methacton, Rustin, Ridley, Marple Newtown, West Chester East, Souderton, and Springfield (Montco). The evening concludes with an exhibition performance by the Unionville High School Jazz Band, followed by an awards ceremony.

Tickets are $8 for adults; $6 for students and seniors 60 and over; and free for ages 5 and under. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, visit  www.cavalcadeofbands. Unionville High School is located at 750 Unionville Rd. (PA Route 82), Kennett Square, 19348-1531.

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