The Bossier Parish Community College Music Department is excited to present the Blues, Rock and Jazz Invitational on Saturday, April 30, 2022 starting 6:00 p.m. at Minicine? located at 846 Texas Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana.
The Invitational will host ensembles such as jazz bands, blues bands, rock bands, percussion ensembles, brass ensembles, mariachi bands, and anything else outside of the traditional orchestra, concert band, and concert choir genre.
The mission is to encourage music making of all kinds within the school system while providing a performing opportunity for those groups. This event will serve to bring collaboration amongst young players while providing crucial feedback and education opportunities to students. This event is free to attend, but donations will be accepted for the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival.
Launched in 2003, the Festival has grown from a handful of bands and a crowd of 500-1,000 to a gathering including two stages, nine bands, posters, t-shirts, food and art sales, and 10,000 music fans in Highland area’s beautiful Columbia Park. The annual Festival is a gift to the community from the Highland Area Partnership doing business as the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival. Proceeds from poster, t-shirt, and beverage sales, donations, and sponsorships are used to bring the Festival back each year.