Our school hosts the Evening of Jazz event which happens once every year.The event is held in our cafeteria and lasts for three hours. Those who attend must purchase a ticket which allows them to receive dinner and a great night of Jazz from out band.
This evening of jazz event took months to prepare. We practiced and practiced many many songs so we wouldn’t run out. We played at least 15-20 songs that day.
When we first got to the event, we were served food. We got to eat tri tip, chicken, salad, and potato salad. It was very delicious. By the time we finished eating people began walking in. When the event officially started, the cafeteria was filled. The parents started to serve the delicious food that they had to start preparing hours before the event.
Throughout the night we did many many other things than just play music. 30 minutes into the event we started our first cakewalk. In order to enter the cakewalk, a fee of 5 dollars had to be paid. This year, we had a random number of people come up for the cake walk. We played through an entire song until they had to stop on a number. We did about 2 cake walks.
After the cakewalk we would continue playing our music. We then did a raffle ticket drawing. We gave away prizes for each person whose tickets were drawn. We did a total of 5 draws until we continued on with our music. After another 20 minutes we did another cakewalk. After the cake walk we got to have a 15 minute break.
During our 15 minute break we talked to our fellow band members and had some refreshing drinks. Everyone seemed to be having a great time and was enjoying themselves. After our break was over, everyone had finished their dinners so student helpers began to serve the deserts. For the rest of the night people came up and danced along to our songs while played the rest of our music. This years evening of jazz was just as fun as the last. I had such a great time getting to hang out with friends and play music. I hope that next years evening of jazz will be just as good.