Blackburn High School Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz Orchestra will soon be demonstrating their finely honed skills as part of a tour to the United States or America.
They will travel for 16 days to Washington, New York and Chicago. Throughout the Tour, the ensembles will work with clinicians in each city including Victor Goines at Lincoln Centre Jazz and Colin Williams trombone with New York Philharmonic in New York and perform concerts with youth music organisations and high schools.
In Chicago both ensembles will perform at the Midwest Clinic an internationally acclaimed band and orchestra conference for music educators. Each year in excess of 17,000 music educators attend this conference. Each year the organizers invite outstanding student ensembles from around the world to perform. No school has ever had the distinction of an invitation for two ensembles to perform and no jazz band has ever been invited.
Except for Blackburn High School. This year Mid West Clinic extended an invitation to our Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz Orchestra to perform at the 2017 Clinic.
This is a first in the 70 year history of the Mid West Clinic.
The attendees are in for a real treat.