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Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival
This annual festival will open with jazz bands from Rio Rico and Patagonia high schools, followed by the Pima Community College Jazz Band, Nawdy Dawgs, Challenger Elementary School Choir, Lo Bros and ending with the Nogales High School Jazz Band. There will be vendors with food and drink, and a beer garden.
“The Esperanza High School Jazz I Ensemble, under the direction of Bradley Davis, won first place earlier this month at the prestigious Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.”
Last week on Wednesday March 30, the Mingus Big Band performed and held a clinic to showcase the music and legacy of Charles Mingus with the students at Queensborough Community College.