FULLY FUNDED! Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence at SCHS!

$1,200 of $1,200 raised

Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence, Jesse Elder  Jazz Band Artist-In-Residence, Jesse Elder


Debra Hartman

March 19, 2021

Susan Johnson

March 13, 2020

My grandson is in the Jazz Band. Thank you!

Iris Vedar

March 11, 2020

Kristin Hertz

March 11, 2020

Keep up the great work Jazz Band!!! You are awesome!!


March 8, 2020

Susan D'Alessandro

March 8, 2020

Jennifer Hichme

March 6, 2020


March 6, 2020

Elise and Brandon Faurote

March 6, 2020

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!

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Donation Total: $25.00