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Dublin High School’s Jazzin’ for a Cure Raises $3,000 for Cancer Research

May 19, 2012

Led by Dublin High School’s Music Director Paul Everts, the third annual Jazzin’ for a Cure event raised close to $3,000. East Bay student jazz bands from Wells Middle School (Music Director Erik Bertleson), Dougherty Valley High School (Music Director Teri Musiel), Foothill High School (Music Director Josh Butterfield) and Dublin High School teamed up to entertain a full house at the Shannon Community Center on Friday night. Student volunteers served food and drink for the event, and Wells Middle School Principal Kevin Grier served as auctioneer to raise additional funds. When asked if anyone in the audience had been affected by or knew someone who had been affected by cancer, nearly every hand went up.

Participating in middle and high school music programs isn’t just fun and rewarding, it’s also an advantage down the road when applying to and succeeding in college. According to data from Purdue University, Purdue’s band and orchestra participants earned a higher collective GPA than all undergraduate students at Purdue. Purdue’s band participants also earned a higher average number of credits per semester. And SAT / ACT scores (both math and verbal) are higher for Purdue band students than the average scores for all students.

An investment in music during middle school and high school is both a life-enriching activity and a core academic pursuit. captured video and photographs from this year’s event (below). If you are inspired by these student performances, consider donating to the ALS Association or the American Cancer Society. Jazzin’ for a Cure returns next year on May 17, 2013.

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Jazzin’ for a Cure 2012 Slideshow

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Dublin High School Jazz Band Performance

Wells Middle School Jazz Band Performance

Dougherty Valley High School Jazz Band Performance

Foothill High School Jazz Band Performance

  1. May 19, 2012 12:32 pm

    Really appreciate’s tireless efforts in showing the positives of our school(s). There is little doubt that everyone and therefore every organization has room for improvement. However, how we view something gives us an idea of whether something is positive or negative. seems to want to be one source of looking at the positives of DUSD! Friday NIght May 18, 2012 was one of the best concerts and events we will do. To bring four schools from THREE DIFFERENT cities together for two GREAT ORGANIZATIONS is special Thank you all who made that evening such a great success.


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