Musical Highlights

Monterey Jazz Festival
The Landmark Middle School Jazz band traveled to Monterey, CA to showcase their talents. Below is a snapshot of one of the performances.

World-famous Earth, Wind & Fire horn section visits MVUSD musicians
Gary Bias with studentsLandmark Middle School recently hosted the first of a
series of band workshops put on by the Visual and
Performing Arts (VAPA) department, and it was
(like “September”) one to remember, as the guests
were none other than the horn section from
Earth, Wind & Fire! Gary Bias (saxophone),
Bobbie Burns, Jr. (trumpet), and Reggie Young (trombone)
 performed for more than 200
students and parents, and then answered
musicians’ questions about technique, practice
 habits, equipment and more. Here, Gary Bias leads the saxophonists in some drills.
The visit was the result of a partnership between VAPA and the Moreno Valley Cultural Arts
 Foundation. (Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and more are just down the road at
 Indio; maybe they’d like to stop by, too!)