High school jazz band to open for local bands Saturday

A poster for Saturday night's concert at Trumbull High School.
A poster for Saturday night's concert at Trumbull High School.

The sound and the fury will be heard all night Saturday, May 21, at Trumbull High School when a benefit concert for the school’s marching band will be held featuring a pair of local bands — Forget Paris and Funky Dawgz Brass Band.

The school’s jazz band will open up for the main acts and the show is expected to run from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Forget Paris, which features a local music teacher from Tashua Elementary School as one of its members, mixes various elements of rock and pop and “bring a sound unlike any other to the table,” according to a press release for the event.

The other band, Funky Dawgz , has ties with previous marching band members.

The release said the band has exploded onto the live music scene, playing a mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

“As one of the biggest up-and-coming touring acts, these high energy horns are bound to get everyone around them dancing all night to that irresistibly funky music,” a spokeswoman for the marching band said.

Proceeds from the concert go to help fund the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band’s upcoming parades at the Fiesta Bowl at the end of the year and the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The band was selected for each ceremony in April.

Trumbull High School is located at 72 Strobel Road. Tickets cost $15 and will be discounted for Trumbull students.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.thsgembcorp.com.