POSTPONED - Albemarle High School Jazz Band “Swing into Spring” Benefit Concert

Sun, Mar 15, 2020

POSTPONED - Albemarle High School Jazz Band “Swing into Spring” Benefit Concert

Proceeds to benefit Public Housing Association of Residents

Due to precautions being taken by Albemarle Public Schools Administration. The 3rd Annual Albemarle High School Jazz Band “Swing Into Spring” Benefit Concert will be POSTPONED. Tickets will be honored for the TBD rescheduled date. Refunds are available at point of purchase, as needed.

3rd Annual Albemarle High School Jazz Band "Swing Into Spring" Benefit Concert ft.

Greg Thomas

Bobby Gregg

Ivan Orr

Terri Allard

Michael Elswick

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Charles Owens

Elise Underwood

John D'earth

Taylor Barnett

John Lloyd


The Jefferson Theater is hosting the 3rd annual Albemarle High School (AHS) Jazz Ensemble “Swing Into Spring” Benefit Concert on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 7-9:30 p.m. featuring the nationally-acclaimed AHS jazz band and an all-star lineup of the area’s top professional musicians sitting in with the ensemble. This event is designed as a benefit for the band to give back to the Charlottesville community.


The award-winning AHS Ensemble, under the direction of Andrew LaPrade, has for decades earned high-profile regional and national recognition for its consistent dedication to excellence, and for its unwavering respect and love for this uniquely American art form. The group has enjoyed the support of the Charlottesville community and is proud to headline an event to give back to this same community.  For this year’s event, the Albemarle High School Jazz Ensemble is holding this benefit concert to support the Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) of Charlottesville.

PHAR is a community organization that is made up of and supports residents of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Its mission is to educate and empower low-income residents to protect and improve our own communities through collective action.  PHAR is working towards the redevelopment of public housing, a positive environment for its residents and a vibrant, resident-focused future.

According to director Andrew LaPrade, "This is a great opportunity for our students to interact with and play with some of the areas great musicians of all genres. In working on this project, the students have become aware of cultural issues that affect the area in which they live. This concert is a springboard to continue this line of work to better their community.”

The 32-piece band’s fundraising goal is $8,000

The event will once again be emceed by local musician and WHJT/PBS personality, Terri Allard.

Donations may be mailed to: AHS Band Boosters, 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Donations may also be made on the Jefferson Theater event ticketing page.

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  • Doors

    6:00 PM
  • Show

    7:00 PM
  • Price

    Gold Circle - First 4 Rows
    $25 Advance
    $28 Day of Show

    Reserved Seating
    $20 Advance
    $23 Day of Show

    Standing Room Only
    $15 Advance
    $18 Day of Show


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