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In Solidarity, We Stand

Aug. 29, 2020 B’Town Jazz makes a statement of support for racial equity and diversity and announces the commissioning of two compositions At a time when our country is reeling from the impact of a global pandemic, impatience with the racial injustice that continues to permeate our society has also exploded. The murders of George [...]

2020-08-31T22:53:53-04:00August 31st, 2020|

BHS North Band Director Retires

Janis Stockhouse, a 1977 graduate of the Indiana University School of Music, began her teaching career as Director of Bands and Choirs at North Vermillion Jr./Sr. High School, but after a few years, she moved to Bloomington and taught jazz, concert, and marching band at Bloomington High School North for 38 years. She has served [...]

2020-08-31T21:39:00-04:00June 17th, 2019|

BHS South Band Director Retires

Bloomington South High School band director Robert Dubinski retired May 24th after a long and distinguished career. It was the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps that three decades ago lured Dubinski away from his music-teaching job in Lodi, New Jersey, where he taught for seven years after graduating from Kean University in 1978. [...]

2019-06-18T02:02:09-04:00June 16th, 2019|

Joe Donnelly – 2019 Al Cobine Award Recipient

Jackson Creek Middle School band director Joseph Donnelly, this year’s B'town Jazz Al Cobine Award winner, reached into the heart of Bloomington’s past with his recent student production of “Wash Board Blues,” a musical about Hoagy Carmichael. Nothing could honor the rich musical legacy of Al Cobine better than a show about Hoagy, performed by [...]

2019-06-18T01:59:28-04:00June 15th, 2019|
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