December was a busy month for the music students. Winter concerts were performed throughout the month – Columbus Elementary School on Dec. 9, Columbus Middle School on Dec. 12 and Columbus High School on Dec. 17.
The Jazz Cabaret is set for Jan. 19 at the high school. Our special guest, trombonist Mike Dugan, will be performing with the Jazz Ensemble. Dugan is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he teaches trombone and directs the Trombone and Jazz II Ensembles. Dugan plays in the Whitewater Brass Quintet and has played with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Minnesota Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
This year’s theme is a “Journey to San Antonio,” and will feature food from each state along the journey – Wisconsin cheese with fruit, Chicago dog, pulled pork, cornbread with honey butter, Texican and fiesta vegetables and mini cream puff.
The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are available from any one of the music students, at the high school office or at Julie’s Java House.
Ticket prices are as follows: adult meal and music, $25 (student earns $12.50); adult balcony, $10 (student earns $5); and child balcony, $5 (student earns $2.50).
Other upcoming events:
• Jan. 11 to 13 – Dorian Festival at Luther College (honors choir)
• Jan. 18, 7 p.m. – Jazz Cabaret
• Feb. 22, 8 a.m. – District Solo and Ensemble at Lodi
• March 14 and 15, 7 p.m. – Musical
• March 16, 2 p.m. – Musical
• March 20, 7 p.m. – Send-off concert
• March 23 to 29 – San Antonio tours