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'Fools for Jazz' is April 25 at Bountiful High
by JENNIFFER WARDELL
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BAND MEMBERS perform for dancers during last year’s “Fools for Jazz.” This year’s event is set for April 26.                                 
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BAND MEMBERS perform for dancers during last year’s “Fools for Jazz.” This year’s event is set for April 26. Courtesy photo
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BOUNTIFUL - If you want a little jazz in your steps, here’s your chance. 

Tickets are on sale now for Bountiful High’s “Fools for Jazz” event, set for April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s old gym. The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the school’s various bands, is an evening of dinner, dancing, and live music. 

“‘Fools for Jazz’ is a great way for us to celebrate this great American music,” said BHS Band Director Danny Turnblom. 

In addition to the Bountiful High Jazz Band, the Mueller Park Junior High Jazz Band and the BHS Alumni Band will also join in on the music-making. 

“It’s an excellent forum for jazz musicians,” said Brent Quist, a volunteer helping with the event. “The fundraising provides instruments and equipment that help move the band program forward.”

In addition to the open dance floor, organizers will hold a swing dance competition. For those who want to come in costume, prizes will also be awarded for the best 1940s-themed outfit. 

“There’s a dance club ambiance with a big-band feel,” said Quist. 

Dinner, snacks and treats will also be available for purchase. 

“The food is really incredible,” he said. “I love the cheesecake.” 

Individual tickets are $5 at the door ($4 in advance) per person or $20 for families (either in advance or at the door). Tickets can be purchased from Bountiful High band members. 

For more information, call 801-402-3900. 

“The first time I attended, I could not believe how much fun the night was,” said Quist. “Families and community members early in the evening; students dancing into the night and cheering for more.”

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