Tudor House Showcase
THE ROAD TO DISNEYLAND
Swinging Scots Jazz Band are raising funds
for May 23 Disneyland performance
The Swinging Scots Jazz Ensemble of Rim of the World High School hope to move mountains in May, swapping their hometown range in the San Bernardino Mountains for Disneyland's Matterhorn.
The 20-member group, under the direction of Abir Naim, has been invited by Disneyland to perform on one of the park's stages on May 23.
The Rim of the World High School Jazz Band, the Swinging Scots, at A Taste of Lake Arrowhead, December 2016
"We submitted a video of us playing to their student band program and they liked our sound and our look and they invited us to come play on one of the stages there in Disneyland Park," said Rachel Stallings, a drummer in the band. "So we have a 45-minute slot."
First, however, they need to find the funds for transportation and expenses.
Tudor House Showcases on March 29 and 31
To help attract donations, Blue Jay Jazz Foundation and the Tudor House have gotten together to promote two showcase performances at the Tudor House this week.
Family and friends of the band can get a preview of the hoped-for Disneyland performance at the Tudor House on Wednesday, March 29 and Friday, March 31, when the venue's regularly scheduled dinner and entertainment programs will include sets by The Swinging Scots. There is no cover charge either night, but a "tip jar" for donations will be prominently displayed.
On March 29, for this week's Wednesday night "Bands, Burgers & Brews," The Swinging Scots will open for Superlark, an acclaimed class rock and roll group whose members have toured the U.S. and Europe in many headline groups.
On March 31, as part of Tudor House's Friday Night Supper Club, The Swinging Scots will have the stage to themselves. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, and the music starts at 6 p.m.
Donations Can Also be Mailed to Rim High School
The Swinging Scots repertoire includes the music of Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington, Doug Beach and others, with popular titles such as “Where Is Your Heart At?” from Disney’s Meet the Robinson’s and Anthony Newley's “Feeling Good,” recently popularized by Randy Crawford/Joe Sample and Michael Bublé.
"As we look forward to our 25th Annual Jazz Festival this August," said Blue Jay Jazz Foundation President Chris Levister, "we are eager to help these young players achieve this dream. Many of the current band will be graduating that month, and this is a wonderful way for our community to thank this great group of mountain musical ambassadors."
According to Stallings, the group is halfway to its goal of $1300. Those who can't be on hand to drop off a donation in person at the Tudor House can send a check made out to "Rim High Jazz Band ASB" to Abir Naim, Rim of the World High School, P.O. 430, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352.
For reservations or more information call the Tudor House at (909) 336-5000 or Visit the Tudor House Website.
STUDENTS TAKE IT
TO THE TUDOR
March 29 and 31
The Swinging Scots play at 6 p.m. March 29 for the weekly "Bands, Burgers & Brews," opening for classic rock and roll group, Superlark
The band headlines the March 31 Friday Night Supper Club
No cover charge either night
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, and the music starts at 6 p.m.
For reservations or more information call the Tudor House at (909) 336-5000 or visit the Tudor House website.
Can't make the show? Send a check made out to Rim High Jazz Band ASB to:
Rim of the World High School
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352