Plano West Jazz Band presents Glenn Miller Night
The Plano West Jazz Band will present "Glenn Miller Night," an evening of dinner and dancing to live jazz music. The evening will begin with swing dance lessons, followed by a dinner buffet and dessert, catered by Ferrari's Pizzeria.
The Plano West Jazz Band is regarded as one of the premier high school jazz bands in the country. Last year’s Plano West Jazz Ensemble was selected to perform at the 2018 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in Dallas, the largest annual Jazz Convention in the world. In 2017 the Plano West Jazz Ensemble was selected as one of the elite 15 finalists in the prestigious 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition and Festival, and performed at Lincoln Center in New York City in May 2017. In 2015 the Plano West Jazz Ensemble was selected as the 2016 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Invited High School Jazz Ensemble.
Throughout the years, many of the Plano West Jazz Ensemble students, under the direction of Preston Pierce, have made the Texas All-State Jazz Band, and many have gone on to study jazz as part of their university curriculum. This year Plano West has sent the greatest number of student musicians in Texas to the All-State Jazz Band.