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Look who stopped by Booth 7023 at FMEA!

Look who stopped by Booth 7023 at FMEA!

Look who stopped by Booth 7023 at FMEA! Catching up with Ocoee High School Director of Bands Bernie Hendricks, who is also President of the Florida Bandmasters Association this year. And, his crew is hosting our free Winter Jazz Band Clinic on Feb 4 for middle and high school jazz […]

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Thank you, Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, for your 2023 Community Partnership!

Thank you, Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, for your 2023 Community Partnership!

Thank you, Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, for your 2023 Community Partnership! We so appreciate your support of our music and arts education programs. We are looking forward to our Jazz Fest Ocoee on Saturday, Feb 4 at Lakeshore Center. Join HAPCO and the City of Ocoee for a free concert […]

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Thank you, United Arts, for your $10,000 Operating Support Grant for 2023! 

Thank you, United Arts, for your $10,000 Operating Support Grant for 2023! 

This grant will help HAPCO provide jazz clinics and master classes as well as culinary arts STEM programs. Our educational programs help young people use their talents to help fund their college educations. Clinicians emphasize individual and team skills, networking and entrepreneurship. We are so appreciative of your ongoing support! […]

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Thank you, Lee Johnson, for Alexion’s 2023 Community Partnership! 

Thank you, Lee Johnson, for Alexion’s 2023 Community Partnership! 

On top of their annual partnership, they participated in the first annual AlexionPAC Charitable Match Program, donating an additional $1,000 to our work helping young people use their musical and artistic talents to help fund their college educations. Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease is focused on serving patients and families affected […]

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Empire Finish Systems, sponsor of the Wine & Dine at Jazz Fest

Empire Finish Systems, sponsor of the Wine & Dine at Jazz Fest

Thank you, Salvador Ramos, Vice President, and the entire team at Empire Finish Systems, for supporting our music and arts education programs as a 2023 Community Partner. They are our sponsor for our upcoming Wine & Dine at Jazz Fest Ocoee on Feb 4. Early bird tickets at $50 through […]

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Thank you, Low Ball Louies, for your 2023 Community Partnership!

Thank you, Low Ball Louies, for your 2023 Community Partnership!

Thanks to HAPCO Board Member Russell Myers for making the connection! Headquartered in Winter Garden, Florida, Low Ball Louies has nine locations in Central Florida: Winter Haven, Apopka, Bartow, Lake Wales, Lady Lake, Mulberry and Davenport. The family owned and operated business has been in the cigar industry for four […]

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Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation 2023 Community Partnership

Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation 2023 Community Partnership

Thank you, The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation, for your 2023 Community Partnership! Founded by Cathy Powers in 2005, the non-profit works exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, promoting and producing music events for the greater good of the community. Their 2022 Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend, Nov 3-6, was a sellout, […]

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An incredible night of jazz from the Ron Carter Trio

An incredible night of jazz from the Ron Carter Trio

Over 700 people joined us to experience an incredible night of jazz from the Ron Carter Trio in Oakland, Florida on Sep 24, 2022! The legendary bassist was accompanied by Russell Malone, guitar, and Donald Vega, piano. The Orlando Youth Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Jesus Lopez kicked off […]

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Free HAPCO master class at Maynard Evans High School

Free HAPCO master class at Maynard Evans High School

HAPCO clinician Michele Fernández conducted a free HAPCO master class on October 19, 2022 at Maynard Evans High School in Orlando. It included three workshops: “One Stop Rhythm Shop,” Original Works Reading Session, and Conquering the Fear of Improvising and Breaking Psychological Barriers. University of Florida’s Director of Jazz Studies […]

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