LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s (LHS) Band Boosters will host its 10th annual Jazz Bands Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria, which will be transformed into a nightclub for an evening of dinner, music and more

Turano’s Pizza Kitchen will cater dinner while the Livingston Lancer and Lab Jazz Bands perform a full repertoire of songs and students from the LHS Ballroom Dancesport Club show off their moves on the dance floor. 

The Lancer and Lab Bands will perform classics like “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller, “Fly me to the moon” by Bart Howard and “Witchcraft” by Cy Coleman.

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James Hegedus, Director of the Lancer Band, and Erik Donough, Director of the Lab Band, have been rehearsing with the students for several months to prepare for this special evening.

“We’ve been practicing hard and it’s going to be a fun night,” said Josh Faber, a sophomore at LHS.

“I love sharing what the band has worked on before the competition season starts,” said senior Megan Rossilli.

The Jazz Bands Dinner Dance was started to highlight the talented student musicians and to serve as a fundraiser for the Band Boosters. It continues to be a huge success, with more than 200 people attending each year.

“The Dinner Dance is a magical night of music and as a performer it is the coolest night to play and give the community a taste of Livingston High School’s Jazz,” said Ariana Sowa, an LHS junior.

Sophomore Daniel Siegal added that it is “incredible to play with people who really have a passion for what they do.”

“Each song has its own unique style,” he said.

Proceeds from the evening are used to help buy equipment for all the LHS bands (jazz bands, concert bands, marching band) and provide scholarships to graduating seniors. 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.lhsbandboosters.org or at the door the night of the show. Ticket prices are $20 for adults ($25 if purchased after Feb. 14), $15 for students/senior citizens and $5 for children under 12 years old. 

For questions or more information, contact jazzdance@lhsbandboosters.org. In the case of inclement weather, the snow date for this event is March 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.