Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra (bbj-youthorchestra.org) provides an educational environment and opportunities for young musicians ages 11 to 17 to experience and perform jazz music. Founded in April 2017, the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Youth Orchestra rehearses in the historic Bethesda Theatre under the direction of trumpeter and music educator Kenny Rittenhouse and pianist and music educator Bob Murad.
SERVES: Metro region
WHAT A DONATION BUYS:
• $100 contributes to the Fred Foss Scholarship Fund for graduating students pursuing a career in music.
• $500 funds the purchase of 10 bandstands.
• $1,000 provides two full-year tuition scholarships.
• One day: Usher at winter and spring concerts.
• Weekly: Assist with rehearsal set-up and break down.