Concluding the Music In our Schools Month activities in USD 493, will be a special performance by the Crowder Jazz Orchestra on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM in the CUHS Auditorium.† The event is being sponsored the CUHS Tri-M Chapter.† The concert is free and open to the public.

The Crowder Jazz Orchestra was formed in the fall of 2005 and grew out of a love for traditional big band jazz music and a need for a community/professional-based ensemble at Camp Crowder and the surrounding four state area.† The bandís personnel are comprised of community and professional musicians alike.† The collective personnel of the band have played with musical greats including Doc Severinsen, Joe Williams, Henry Mancini, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Wayne Newton, and Bob Mintzer. CJO has the ability to connect with audiences of all musical tastes and ages and often presents public concerts in tandem with educational outreach events.† Recent concerts have included performances at the Webb City Jazz Festival, Crowder College, Missouri Southern State University, and the Pittsburg State University Jazz Festival.

This diverse ensemble presents repertoire ranging from classic jazz standards to arrangements by todayís leading big band composers and arrangers.† Whether performing in concert halls, jazz festivals, or night clubs, the Crowder Jazz Orchestra brings excitement and style to every performance.