BHS jazz band plays Music in the Park

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.A crowd watched as the Boardman high school jazz band played at the Maag theatre in Boardman park on June 21 for the Music in the Park concert series.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.The Boardman high school jazz band played at Maag theatre in Boardman park on June 21 for the Music in the Park concert series.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Christine and Mark DiGiacomo sat with their daughter, Marianna DiGiacomo, age 5, during the June 21 Boardman high school jazz badn concert at Maag theatre.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Mark Luke, a member of the Boardman Kiwanis, cut a cake that was sold during the BHS jazz band concert for the Music in the Park concert series on June 21.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.A crowd gathered at the June 21 BHS jazz band concert at the Maag theatre in Boardman park as part of the Music in the Park concert series.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Moe Prather, D'Ella Heschmeyer and Millie Heschmeyer sat and listened to the Boardman jazz band play on June 21 during the Music in the Park concert series.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

The Boardman High School jazz band played on June 21 for the Music in the Park concert series at Boardman Park.

The musicians included current high school students and recently graduated members of the jazz band, making it the last concert a few students would play.

Boardman Kiwanis Club sold refreshments during the concert.

According to Mark Luke, a Kiwanis member who volunteered at the event, the Kiwanis are one of a few local organizations that takes turns selling refreshments during the concert series.

Luke said the group will be selling refreshments at three more concerts this year.

The performance took place at Maag Pavillion with more than 200 people in attendance.

Moe Prather, a student at Canfield high school who attended the concert, said her and her friends came to the event because they love jazz music.

“I am in the jazz band at Canfield,” Prather said, “I wanted to come out and hear another band play.”

The band played a number of pieces they learned throughout the school year, according to Thomas M. Ruggieri the bands director.

During the concert all graduated students stood to be recognized by the crowd for their work in the band throughout high school.

The next concert in the Music in the Park series will take place on June 28 and will feature the band Root Theory.

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