Theatre department raising funds

Santa Monica high school’s theatre department is currently seeking the community’s help to raise funds for a program they say gives students a unique opportunity to express themselves.

School officials and parents are looking for people to help coordinate events and create awareness for the vital program.

They are looking for people with contacts in the entertainment and media industries, event planning, marketing and grant writing.

Contact samodrama@gmail.com if you’d like to help.

JAMS wind ensemble gets nod

The John Adams Middle School Wind Ensemble, conducted by Angela Woo, has been selected to perform at the 2011 California All-State Music Educators Conference on Feb. 18, 2011, at the Fresno Convention Center.

As the only middle school band in the state to receive this honor, the JAMS Wind Ensemble will participate in the inaugural conference that will bring together the four statewide music educators associations in an unprecedented convention: the California Band Directors Association (CBDA), the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA), the California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ), and the California Music Education Association (CMEA).

On Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the John Adams Auditorium, the ensemble will be presenting an All-State Send-Off concert. The performance is open to the public, and there is no admission cost.

For more information, please contact Angela Woo at awoo@smmusd.org or (310) 452-2326 ext. 72-226.

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