This is a project that I’m VERY excited about. If you’re a band director that deals with low numbers in standard jazz band instruments, this project is of great use to you! Check out the press release below and donate what you can!
About This Project
Help us bring fresh, new, accessible Jazz music to ALL of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Band Programs. You can help fund Jazz For ALL (Phase 1), a collaboration with NYC Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, Composer, and Arranger Mike Sailors and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. The band directors of WS/FCS would like to commission Mike to Compose and Arrange 10 New Jazz Band Charts. These Charts will be arranged for all skill levels with highly flexible instrumentation in order to engage more students in their schools Jazz Program.
Budget for Phase 1:
$3,500 commission fee ($350 fee x 10 charts)
+$475 in admin. fees
Phase 2 Goals:
When we complete Phase 1 we intend to persue the second phase of this project! WS/FCS has not held an All-County Honors Jazz Band Clinic in 13 years. We would like to raise the funds to bring Mike Sailors down from New York to work with the Honors Band to run the Clinic. Students would get to meet and work with a great modern composer!