The Henry Ford College Big Band To Perform “Big Band, Bop & Pop” concert

Henry Ford College

News Summary: The Henry Ford College Big Band, along with the Dearborn High School Jazz Band and the Utica Eisenhower High School Jazz Ensemble, to perform a “Big Band, Bop & Pop” concert Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

Dec. 14, 2015, Dearborn, Mich. — The Henry Ford College (HFC) Big Band, the Dearborn High School (DHS) Jazz Band and the Utica Eisenhower High School Jazz Ensemble will present a “Big Band, Bop & Pop” concert on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. at the Michael A. Guido Theater in Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. 

HFC will present this concert with special patron sponsorship by the Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Dearborn. Award-winning members performing in this concert include young professional musicians, music educators and traditional-aged music students who enroll at HFC to continue their performance opportunities. 

“This is the first time we’re adding these two outstanding high school jazz bands. All three of these bands will put on a magnificent show. It’s been a pleasure working with these talented musicians,” said Rick L. Goward, HFC director of Bands and the Rotary Concert Chair. 

College scholarships awarded to deserving students is an important commitment made annually by the Rotarians. This year, scholarship awards from $1,500 to $5,000 will go to approximately 20 students currently attending the Dearborn Public Schools. 

Individual tickets are $20 each. For those wishing to be on the Patron List in the “Big Band, Bop & Pop” program, they must make a monetary contribution of $100 or more. This will provide them with four reserved tickets. Every ticket sold helps fund a scholarship. 

Three Dearborn-based restaurants will offer dinner discounts prior to this concert, ranging from 10 to 15 percent. This excludes alcohol and bottled beverages. Tax and gratuity are not included. Concert tickets must be presented when ordering. The following restaurants will be providing pre-concert discounts on dinner:
• Edison’s at The Dearborn Inn, located at 20301 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn. Call 313-371-2700.
• La Pita Mediterranean Cuisine, located at 22681 Newman in Dearborn. Call 313-563-7482.
• Roman Village Cucina Italiana, located at 9924 Dix Ave. in Dearborn. Call 313-842-2100. 

Tickets are available for purchase by calling 313-943-2354. Those who are buying four or more tickets are eligible for discounted prices and need to contact Goward at rgoward@hfcc.edu