On March 29 – 31, the 2012 Highland Jazz Festival takes place, right here in sunny Gilbert, Arizona.
What is the Highland Jazz Festival?
A three day event for regional high school Jazz bands. Over 1,800 students will have a chance to work with some of the top jazz clinicians in the country; learning and honing their craft.
Pubic concerts will be held on Friday and Saturday night that will include top high school students, the ASU Concert Jazz Band and two world class jazz musicians — John Fedchock and Joe Levano — will perform.
It is not often that one can hear Grammy Award nominated and winning jazz artists perform live right here in the Town of Gilbert. Tickets for either (or both) nights can be purchased here.
Corporate / Business sponsorships are also available here.
Where does the money go?
Ticket sales and sponsorships allow 1,800 high school jazz students representing over 45 jazz bands and combos from across the southwest to partake in a jazz clinic that is second to none. The festival is also one of the primary source of funds for the Highland High School band program.
Those are some pretty good causes…
Contest! Win Free Tickets or Sponsorship!
Thompson’s Realty has been a proud sponsor of both the previous Highland Jazz Festivals and will be sponsoring the 2012 event as well.
This year we are also going to hold a little contest where you, oh avid reader, can win concert tickets or a sponsorship (Louis Armstrong Level) — your choice.
Ooh, free stuff! How do I win you may be asking yourself.
It’s easy. There are four, count ’em four ways you can enter the contest.
1) Tweet this Click that link (or the image below) and you will Tweet out this message:
2) Click the Facebook “Like” button at the top or bottom of this post.
3) “Like” the Highland Jazz Festival Facebook page.
[Update: Ack. I can only see who Liked this post or the Jazz Fest page if we are Facebook friends. So if you Like either, just say so in the comments. Honor system people, it’s for the children…]
4) Leave a comment below. Any comment will do. Groveling and begging to be selected won’t matter, though it might prove entertaining.
Do any one of those things, and you’ll be entered in the random drawing. Do all four, and you’ll get four entries in the drawing. Do two, get two entries. Heck, you can even do three and get three entries… Feel free to Tweet, share, spread the word as often as you like, but you only get one entry per activity. (So, while you can in theory Tweet about the festival 10,000 times, you will not get 10,000 entries in the drawing. Capiche?)
Contest entries end Feb 1 at Midnight Mountain time.
What do you win?
Your choice. Either:
Two tickets to Friday or Saturday’s Guest Artist Concert (up to $40 value)
One Louis Armstrong Level event sponsorship. ($50 value)
Easy peasy! Do it. Enter the contest. It’s for a great cause. And thanks!