An initiative to connect the community with opportunities to contribute and strengthen academic programs, the arts and athletics for all students.
Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence at SCHS!
Hello! My name is Ms. Lauren Staniszewski.
I am the Band Director at Stoney Creek High School (SCHS). I am seeking your help to raise enough funds to support a fantastic collaboration with the SCHS Cougar Jazz Band and a professional jazz musician, Jesse Elder!
Professional jazz musician, Jesse Elder, is a Rochester native and alumni, and is currently serving as keyboardist and arranger for the popular jazz group, Postmodern Jukebox (https://postmodernjukebox.com/)
As a part of Jesse’s collaboration with the Cougar Jazz Band, Jesse will serve as artist-in-residence, working as a clinician and arranging a brand new piece of music for the Cougar Jazz Band!
The new piece of music will be also be premiered by Jesse and the Cougar Jazz Band at Cliff Bell’s Jazz Club in Detroit on Monday, May 11th, 2020. We hope you can come join us for a great night of jazz music and an exciting world premiere!
This is my proposal’s compelling why…
Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence brings real world professional music into our classroom and provides a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience for our students!
♥ This is where you can help! ♥
Help us reach our goal!
I am very excited to connect with the community and help my students experience what maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfill!
Please feel free to contact me for more details or Jesse’s contact information if needed. I am happy to provide any other information you require to help us fund this exciting collaboration!
Thank you for your support!
Any donation is appreciated!
Where Your Donation Goes
- Jesse Elder’s contributions:
- Writing our new composition
- Working with the ensemble
- Travel costs
- 3rd party payment processing fee
- Fulfillment labor & materials
Total Project Goal $1200
*A portion of the total project goal will be donated to the RCS Foundation to enhance and enrich learning for all RCS students, to help build awareness and to support additional programs and projects.
Thank you for your generous contribution and dedication to making a difference!
♥ DONORS WALL OF SUPPORT ♥
Thank you for taking time to bring this project to life!
My grandson is in the Jazz Band. Thank you!
Keep up the great work Jazz Band!!! You are awesome!!