Menlo Atherton Jazz Band

Young musicians from Encinal and Oak Knoll’s Orff music ensembles performed for a large crowd gathered outside of Kepler’s this morning as part of Celebrate the Magic of Reading. The community event, in its sixteenth year, is a partnership between the book store and the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. The festivities will continue until 3:30 pm today and also feature lively performances by the orchestras from Encinal, Oak Knoll, and Hillview schools, in addition to the Menlo-Atherton Jazz and Concert Bands.

The annual showcase is a great opportunity to check out the talented local kids, but the event also hopes to lure you to do some shopping. Kepler’s will donate a portion of the proceeds from book sales to the Belle Haven Library. (Don’t forget to mention, “It’s for the library,” at checkout.)

Photo by Robert Wendin

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Last Dance for a Great Jazz Band Director

Menlo Atherton High School held its 26th annual Big Band Dance tonight in Ayer’s Gym, the last to be conducted by much beloved Band Director Frank Moura (right). Attendees came with their dancin’ shoes on and were treated to a great rendition of Stormy Monday, among other jazz standards. The event, sponsored by the M-A […]

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