Waconia Jazz Program Hosts Sold-Out Dinner Concerts
Those who attended the 8th annual “Backstage Jazz” Dinner Concerts earlier this month not only enjoyed a three-course meal and the sound of Waconia High School musicians, but they also helped the school’s jazz program raise a little cash.
According to the Sun Patriot, the annual event was held over two nights in early February and was sold out both nights, with about 90 people in attendance each night.
“It is one of our most anticipated concerts of the whole year in the instrumental music department,” John Pohland, one of the school’s directors, told the newspaper. “It started as a collaborative idea between us as band directors, some parents who had heard of similar ideas, and one of our chefs, Rich Curtis. We hope it will continue on for many years.”
The dinner featured braised short ribs, chicken marsala and blackened fresh salmon filet with lobster saffron sauce prepared by local chefs.
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