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The Suburbanite
  • Jackson bands plan China trip

  • In March 2014, the Jackson High School bands plan to travel to China to perform. The invitation to do so was extended as the direct result of the district’s global learning initiatives.

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  • Go ahead and add “world traveling-musicians” to the Jackson High School Bands’ résumé.
    In March 2014, the bands plan to travel to China to perform. The invitation to do so was extended as the direct result of the district’s global learning initiatives.
    In 2010, leaders from Jiaozhou No. 1 High School in Qingdao, China came to America to visit Jackson High School, their sister school. During the visit, administrators from Jiaozhou were impressed with Jackson’s band program. They later invited the band to perform in China
    While the opportunity is one that the schools and administration are eager to take advantage of, Jackson cannot fund an initiative that will allow more than 200 band members to travel internationally.
    The band is seeking corporate and community sponsors to make the trip affordable for all students who wish to participate. Meetings to discuss potential partnerships will be established.
    Community members can support the band’s international travel efforts by visiting http://www.razoo.com/story/Help-The-Jackson-Band-Get-To-China.