Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

High Street Jazz Band – celebrate West Virginia Day at the Opera House

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Opera House webMorgantown’s High Street Jazz Band will swing into Marlinton on West Virginia Day, Friday, June 20, to bring a little New Orleans flavor to the Pocahontas County Opera House.

Based in Morgantown, the High Street Jazz Band was established in the fall of 2010 in the hopes of bringing the enjoyment of New Orleans Jazz music to the city.

“The sounds of the High Street Jazz Band are offbeat,” writes West Virginia Living. “Solos are often improvised, and the group uses no sheet music when playing so they can make more eye contact with the audience. The band memorizes songs at practices, writing originals and playing covers like ‘When the Saints Go Marching In.’”

The band released its first album “Undercover,” in the spring of 2011. The main objective of the ensemble is to promote the welfare of the city of Morgantown and all its residents through public performance. This includes playing for various charity events, educational performances at schools around the state, as well as the band’s regular appearance on High Street every Friday night at 10 p.m.

High Street Jazz Band’s West Virginia Day concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Opera House doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 and available in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org and at the Fourth Avenue Gallery in Marlinton. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge.

The Pocahontas County Opera House is located at 818 Third Avenue in Marlinton. Performances at the Opera House are informal, family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling 304-799-6645.

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