Band to host first jazz supper at WHS


An inaugural event will offer residents the opportunity to enjoy appetizers and desserts while listening to the Westfield High School jazz band perform. Intro to Culinary Arts students will prepare the appetizers and desserts. 

WHS Presents the Jazz Supper Club is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the high school, 18250 N. Union St. Curtis Prichard, the co-director of band and the director of jazz ensembles, said the music should start around 6:15 or 6:30 p.m.

Pritchard said the idea stemmed from the school’s Taste of Trinidad event where students put on an event for the community at the high school.

“I looked at the success of Taste of Trinidad, which is another collaboration between culinary and performing arts, and I wanted to feature some of the students and raise money for the jazz program,” Prichard said.

Prichard said although he and school families and consumer science teacher Nikki Heflin worked together to help put on the program, the students organized most of it. The fundraiser will help the jazz band,  which has more than doubled in participation since last year. Tickets are $15.

“I think it’s just a great opportunity to hear and experience what our students are up to,” Prichard said. “Especially, the jazz bands haven’t had a chance to perform locally too often yet. This is the first time the jazz bands will host something on their own and play a full concert by themselves, so that’s really exciting. It’s also great to get some variety and have the culinary arts get some interaction, too.”

To purchase a table of seven, email [email protected].