It Takes a Village. Jazz Is… Was a Huge Success!

After a year of learning songs and dance routines, the students of Music Doing Good in Schools took the stage at the Hobby Center last Friday and brought down the house! Students from Houston’s Cummings Elementary and Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (GLEC) began writing and rehearsing Jazz Is… in September of 2016, and they were joined by students from Mata Intermediate School, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), Baylor College of Medicine Academy, The Rusk School, Chavez High School, Watkins Middle School, and Wheatley High School. The audience cheered, danced, and grooved along with the students through both acts. When the students came into the lobby from their dressing rooms, the audience had collected in the lobby to give them another roaring applause!

It truly takes a village to launch a production of this kind. There are many moving parts and we couldn’t do it without the generous support from our sponsors. Northwestern Mutual (underwriter), Catering to Your Taste Buds (meals for cast and crew), Salata (meals for cast and crew), Lord Andrew Couture (costumes), Victoria Callaway & Co. (make-up and hair), JK Janitorial Services (cleaning, prop management, coordination), Texas Commission on the Arts (program grant) and Pixelpark Visual Arts (photography). We are also truly grateful for all of the volunteers who gave of their time and energy in what was a very long, but very rewarding day.

If you missed the performance, you’ll have the chance to see it again. To purchase a DVD, email us at They are $20.