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AHS Swing Into Spring Dance scheduled for May 9 & 10

ARLINGTON — Mark your calendars for Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, for the Arlington High School Jazz Bands’ annual Swing Into Spring Dessert Dance. The dance will be held in the AHS Commons, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., beginning at 7 p.m.

Students are inviting jazz fans to shine up their dancing shoes as the Commons is transformed into the “Easy G Jazz Club,” featuring the ON HOLD and JAZZ II jazz bands, directed by John Grabowski. Enjoy popular favorites by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller and many more. This is a showcase for the talented jazz musicians at Arlington High School, an evening of great music and a unique opportunity to welcome the community into the high school.

The ticket price is $12.50, which includes music, dancing, dessert and beverages served by the jazz students. Tickets may be available at the door, but it is strongly recommended you reserve a table seating in advance online at

The “Easy G Jazz Club” doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call AHS at 360-618-6300. Enjoy an evening of great fun at the only jazz club in Arlington.

Grabowski and his jazz bands demonstrate their dedication by holding class outside of regular school hours. ON HOLD is an audition-only jazz band and meets every weekday morning before school at 7 a.m. JAZZ II is a volunteer group that rehearses for two evenings each week.

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