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Creek and Luther Jazz Groups to Share a Night April 25th

The Clear Creek Amana Instrumental Music program will be showcasing jazz at their annual Night of Jazz concert on Saturday April 25th at 7:00 pm.  CCA jazz bands will be sharing the stage this year with the renowned Luther Jazz Orchestra from Luther College and its top notch music department.  Luther will be joining Clear Creek Amana Middle School Jazz Band, Clear Creek Amana Jazz Band and the award winning Clear Creek Amana Jazz Ensemble.  The concert will take place at the Performing Arts Center at the Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin Iowa.

The Luther Jazz Orchestra is under the direction of Juan Tony Guzman. Dr Guzman is a conductor, composer, arranger, and music educator from the Dominican Republic.  He is currently director of the jazz program and professor of music at Luther College.  He is a sought-after clinician, adjudicator, and conductor of all-state and honor choirs, concert bands, jazz bands, and symphony orchestras across the United States and North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  

Both, Guzman on percussion, and Jon Ailabouni, Luther College faculty Jazz trumpeter, will be soloing with the CCA band on the concert, providing a treat for both the listeners and the students.

Topping off the evening will be a performance by the jewel of the CCA jazz program, the CCA Jazz Ensemble.  They are fresh off their third consecutive trip to the Iowa Jazz Championships in Des Moines which feature the top band programs in the state.  John C. Smith directs the high school Jazz program and Dan Davies directs the CCA Middle School Bands.  The concert is free to the public, however donations will be accepted.

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F.A.M.E. Invites you!
The Fine Arts and Music Enhancers (Fine Arts and Music Enhancers.) group invites all interested parents in the district to join us.  F.A.M.E. helps the K-12 students in the district through a fruit, meat and cheese fundraiser, serving at intermissions during musicals and plays, handing out roses to seniors at fine arts events, and assisting at solo contests, among other activities. 

With the fundraiser money, we purchase special items requested by teachers in K-12 art and music, industrial arts and drama. The group recently reorganized into subcommittees of Art/Industrial Arts, Drama, Band and Choir/General Music. This way, parents can join F.A.M.E., but focus on the areas in which their children are involved.