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Congratulations on 25 years to our Community Partner Empire Finish Systems!

Congratulations on 25 years to our Community Partner Empire Finish Systems!

They’ll be celebrating on November 19 at a private event. HAPCO LIVE performer Jesus Lopez will add to the festive vibe with incredible music. Jesus Lopez performs in the community frequently in orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz bands, Latin ensembles, musical pit orchestras and Contemporary Flamenco. He works with a variety […]

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Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation Community Partnership

Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation Community Partnership

Thank you, The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation, for your 2022 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. The Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend, which occurred this past weekend, was […]

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Andrew Kennedy’s first day teaching at Orange Center Elementary

Andrew Kennedy’s first day teaching at Orange Center Elementary

HAPCO is so proud of Andrew Kennedy, who’s on his first day teaching Music (Instrumental) at Orange County School System’s Orange Center Elementary. For nearly a decade, he has shared his love of music with our community’s young people as a HAPCO Youth Ambassador, at our clinics and camps. We […]

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Saxophonist Andrew Kennedy released Pandemic Standards Vol. 1

Saxophonist Andrew Kennedy released Pandemic Standards Vol. 1

Andrew Kennedy was our first HAPCO LIVE performer, over five years ago. He helped us get this program rolling, recruiting other local musicians to perform at community events and local venues. Through HAPCO LIVE, young musicians gain public performance experience, through paid gigs, both in-person and online. Since the program […]

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Bernie Hendricks named President-elect of the Florida Bandmasters Association

Bernie Hendricks named President-elect of the Florida Bandmasters Association

Congratulations, Bernie Hendricks, on being named President-elect of the Florida Bandmasters Association. We appreciate all you do for students at our clinics and camps; at Ocoee High School; and now for students state-wide! As Director of Bands at Ocoee High School, Bernie has partnered with HAPCO in the curriculum development […]

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Bandstand Rhythm Clinic with Brandon Robertson

Bandstand Rhythm Clinic with Brandon Robertson

Brandon Robertson, Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, shared great principles of musicianship at our Bandstand Rhythm free online clinic yesterday. He discussed the different focus and way of thinking for studio versus live performance. He shared on-stage non-verbal communication techniques, how to improvise and his top […]

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HAPCO Echoes Throughout Time Winter 2021

HAPCO Echoes Throughout Time Winter 2021

Young people at Finding the Lost Sheep Ministry took an interactive journey through the world of music with HAPCO Clinician Ricky Jackson at our Echoes Throughout Time class. Echoes Throughout Time helps students understand the origins of music genres as well as music’s effects on society at large and them […]

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HAPCO LIVE Musicians perform at FPP Online Conference

HAPCO LIVE Musicians perform at FPP Online Conference

HAPCO LIVE musicians Andrew Kennedy and Justin Mendez performed live last week at the online FPP 2021 Fifth Annual Online Conference. FPP, and its legacy name of Florida Prosperity Partnership, works to elevate financial capability for all. It is a non-profit coalition of over 2700+ partner and members in and […]

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Kealan Braden and Paul Van Wormer Jr. to entertain residents of The University Club

Kealan Braden and Paul Van Wormer Jr. to entertain residents of The University Club

Kealan Braden and Paul Van Wormer Jr. will entertain residents of The University Club with great live jazz on February 19. Kealan is passionate about music of all styles but especially loves jazz and funk/fusion. Last year, he was selected to the Orange County All-County Jazz Band. At Olympia High School, he is both […]

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