“And the music was soothing/And they all started grooving . . . ” – “Ballroom Blitz” (1973), Sweet
After a year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Bay Music Boosters Annual Ballroom Blitz is back! A fun night of live music, food, and raffles awaits you on Saturday, April 24, at the Bay High School auditorium (29230 Wolf Rd.)
From 5PM to 6PM, enjoy the sounds of the talented students of the Bay Middle School Jazz Band, directed by Mr. Mark Awad, as well as the Bay High School stage band, directed by Mrs. Carrie Singler.
At 7PM, the Bay High School Jazz Band, directed by Mr. Darren Allen, takes the stage and entertains you until 8PM. The Bay High School Choraleers will appear as a special guest to perform a number with the Jazz Band. Also during this time, you can purchase a song request for the Jazz Band to play, and you will receive public recognition.
Cleveland chef Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BBQ (2050 E. 4th St., Cleveland) will provide delicious meal kits, available for pre-concert purchase until Saturday, April 17, and ready for pickup on Thursday, April 22, from 3PM to 5:30PM at the main entrance of Bay High School. The fully cooked meals, which come complete with preparation instructions, are frozen to preserve freshness, but can be thawed to enjoy in time for the concert. See the Mabel’s BBQ section below for more details.
You can further support the Bay Music Boosters by entering a couple of raffles. The winner of one of the raffles will be able to arrange with marching band director Mr. Allen to have the marching band perform at an event of the winner’s choosing. Tickets are $20 for one or $50 for three.
The prize for the second raffle is a bass drum full of wine and spirits. Tickets are $10 for one, or $40 for five. Drawing for the winners will be held live during the second concert. The winner does not need to be present to win. If that is the case, someone from the Bay Music Boosters will contact the winner to arrange for pickup or delivery.
General admission tickets for this Bay Music Boosters benefit are $10 each, but limited to four per order, as seating will be restricted to 105 seats per show due to health department guidelines. All ticket purchases will be online only; no tickets will be available at the door. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert. The last day to order tickets is Saturday, April 17.
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If you can’t make this highly anticipated, once-a-year event, but would still like to contribute, you can do so online by clicking here.
Thank you for your support for the Bay Music Boosters, which in turn is able to generously support the Bay Schools’ award-winning music program. We sincerely appreciate all that you do!