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Schools' Swingin' in the Park Jazz Festival scheduled for Saturday

May 02, 2012

Washington County Public Schools will present the Swingin’ in the Park Jazz Festival at the band shell in Hagerstown City Park on Saturday. 

The event will be in conjunction with the Scout’s Founders Day Camporee.  Local school jazz bands will perform music for the public in a celebration of jazz.

The annual event is coordinated by Gary Rupert of Smithsburg High School and is free to the public.

The event started in 1998 to showcase the county’s middle and high school jazz bands. The event is a noncompetitive showcase.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 2-2:30 p.m. —  E. Russell Hicks Middle
  • 2:30-3 p.m. —  South Hagerstown High
  • 3-3:30 p.m. —  Northern Middle
  • 3:30-4 p.m. —  North Hagerstown High
  • 4-4:30 p.m. —  Clear Spring Middle
  • 4:30-5 p.m. —  Boonsboro Middle
  • 5-5:30 p.m. —  Boonsboro High
  • 5:30-6 p.m. —  Boonsboro jazz vocal ensemble
  • 6-6:30 p.m. — Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
  • 6:30-7 p.m. —  Smithsburg Middle
  • 7-7:30 p.m. — Smithsburg High combo
  • 7:30-8 p.m. — Smithsburg High jazz band

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