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2024 KHS Big Band Dance


May 03 2024


7:00 pm

Come support the KHS jazz program and have a jive time! This fundraising event features the KHS Jazz Lab Band and the award winning KHS Jazz Ensemble as well as special guests The Midnight Groove.

What is it?

Open to the public!

This annual event  raises funds for the high school jazz bands and goes toward things like new instruments and educational travel experiences that expose the students to a variety of musical opportunities.

This year’s theme is Big Band and Bell Bottoms and That 70’s Swing. Dig out your funky 70’s threads and commemorate the occasion at the photo booth. There will be a Dance space for those that want to boogie down. A group dance is happening during the first intermission. Make sure to check out the following tutorial to learn the dance in advance:


Admission is $10 and light concessions will be available for purchase. There is FREE admission for enlisted military or veterans.

Uno Tournament

Can you discard with the best of them? Do you leave your competition drawing until they weep? Are you ready to skip, reverse, and wild your way to  UNO champ? Compete in the UNO tournament!

How does our tournament work? 6 Tables of up to six players will compete. The winner of each table will advance to the  playoff. The winner of the playoff will then be entered into the finals that will be played after all rounds (approximately 6) have been played.

Entry fee to play is $5 per round of play. Final winner of each round will advance to the Finals with the  winner being crowned UNO champion Cash prizes will be awarded.

A round includes 6 tables with up to 6 people playing at one time. This will lead to 6 table winners who will advance to the playoffs. These 6 will play until there is one winner, with cash prizes to win and advancement to the finals. This will be repeated for all 6 rounds, leading to 6 players in the Finals.


  • Parking in any KHS lot will be available. 
  • Big K entrance open 6:45 pm till 8:30pm
  • West main entrance open 6:45 to 10:00


  • There will be a variety of deserts, such as cupcakes, brownies, and cookies
  • Soda
  • Water with the option of adding a flavor packet
  • LeVi’s Popcorn
  • Themed candy bags

Schedule of event 

  • Doors open at 6:45
  • Jazz Lab Band 7:00 – 7:50
  • Intermission – group dance
  • Jazz Ensemble 8:00- 8:50
  • Intermission- announcement of UNO Champion
  • Midnight Groove 9:00-10:00

Photo Booth

A photo booth will be set up so you can capture the moment with friends.


If you would like to help with the event you can sign up here.


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Helpful Thoughts

When I hear people asking how do we fix the education system, I tell them we need to do the opposite of what is happening, cutting budgets by cutting music programs… Nothing could be stupider than removing the ability for the left and right brains to function. Ask a CEO what they are looking for in an employee and they say they need people who understand teamwork, people who are disciplined, people who understand the big picture. You know what they need? They need musicians.

Mike Huckabee

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough – it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing.

Steve Jobs

In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities… the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.

Paul G. Allen

The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation’s purpose – and is a test to the quality of a nation’s civilization.

President John F. Kennedy

In every successful business…there is one budget line that never gets cut. It’s called ‘Product Development’ – and it’s the key to any company’s future growth. Music education is critical to the product development of this nation’s most important resource – our children.

John Sykes

During the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind. I have shared my love of music with people throughout this world, while listening to the drums and special instruments of the Far East, Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Far North, and all of this started with the music appreciation course that I was taught in a third-grade elementary class in Princeton, New Jersey. What a tragedy it would be if we lived in a world where music was not taught to children.

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Music is exciting. It is thrilling to be sitting in a group of musicians playing the same piece of music. You are part of a great, powerful, vibrant entity. And nothing beats the feeling you get when you’ve practiced a difficult section over and over and finally get it right. Music is important. It says things your heart can’t say any other way, and in a language everyone speaks. Music crosses borders, turns smiles into frowns, and vice versa. These observations are shared with a hope: that, when schools cut back on music classes, they really think about what they’re doing – and don’t take music for granted.

Dan Rather

The things I learned from my experience in music in school are discipline, perseverance, dependability, composure, courage and pride in results… Not a bad preparation for the workforce!

Gregory Anrig

Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul.

Jim Henson

Should we not be putting all our emphasis on reading, writing and math? The ‘back-to-basics curricula,’ while it has merit, ignores the most urgent void in our present system – absence of self-discipline. The arts, inspiring – indeed requiring – self-discipline, may be more ‘basic’ to our nation’s survival than traditional credit courses. Presently, we are spending 29 times more on science than on the arts, and the result so far is worldwide intellectual embarrassment.

Paul Harvey

It [music education] is terribly important, extremely important — because when you are a child, you are in a receptive age… In high schools, public schools — that’s where they must have the best influence, the first influence, which will go through their whole life.

Eugene Ormandy

It is our job, as parents, educators, and friends, to see that our young people have the opportunity to attain the thorough education that will prepare them for the future. Much of that education takes place in the classroom. We must encourage our youngsters in such pursuits as music education. In addition to learning the valuable lesson that it takes hard work to achieve success, no matter what the arena, music education can provide students with a strong sense of determination, improved communication skills, and a host of other qualities essential for successful living.

Edward H. Rensi

A grounding in the arts will help our children to see; to bring a uniquely human perspective to science and technology. In short, it will help them as they grow smarter to also grow wiser.

Robert E. Allen

Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human.


Arts Education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate; the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.

Joseph M. Calahan