HFC Big Band, area high schools present Big Band, Bop & Pop concert Jan. 30

DEARBORN — The Henry Ford College Big Band, the Dearborn High School Jazz Band and the Utica Eisenhower High School Jazz Ensemble will present a Big Band, Bop & Pop concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

Award-winning members performing in this concert include young professional musicians, music educators and traditional-aged music students who enroll at HFC to continue their performance opportunities.

“This is the first time we’re adding these two outstanding high school jazz bands. All three of these bands will put on a magnificent show. It’s been a pleasure working with these talented musicians,” said Rick L. Goward, HFC director of bands and the Rotary Club of Dearborn Concert Chair.

HFC will present this concert with patron sponsorship by the Rotary Club of Dearborn.

College scholarships is a commitment made annually by the Rotary Club. This year, scholarship awards from $1,500 to $5,000 will go to approximately 20 Dearborn Public Schools students.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 313-943-2354. Group discounts are available by emailing Goward at rgoward@hfcc.edu.

People wishing to be on the Patron List in the Big Band, Bop & Pop program must make a monetary contribution of $100 or more. This will provide them with four reserved tickets.

Three Dearborn-based restaurants will offer dinner discounts prior to the concert, ranging from 10 to 15 percent. This excludes alcohol and bottled beverages. Tax and gratuity are not included. Concert tickets must be presented when ordering.

The restaurants are:
• Edison’s at The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Blvd. Call 313-371-2700.
• La Pita Mediterranean Cuisine, 22681 Newman. Call 313-563-7482.
• Roman Village Cucina Italiana, 9924 Dix Ave. Call 313-842-2100.