Monday, October 1, 2018

'Swing Under the Stars' to raise music scholarship funds

The Grossmont College Music Department will host its first-ever Swing Under the Stars concert and student scholarship fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Main Quad of the East County community college. 

“Swing Under the Stars will raise much-needed funds for student scholarships,” said Derek Cannon, Music Department faculty and chair. “We hope our former students, local jazz fans and the East County community will come out to support our department.”

Swing Under the Stars will feature free swing dance lessons from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., courtesy of Grossmont College Dance Adjunct Associate Professor Nancy Boskin-Mullen and Dance Department students. The JazzKatz Orchestra, a 14-piece big band ensemble lead by Grossmont College music alumnus Chaz Cabrera and lead vocalist Whitney Shay, will start at 7:30 p.m. 

In addition to dance lessons and JazzKatz Orchestra, the Grossmont College Student Veterans Organization will sell hamburgers and cheeseburgers.

All ticket proceeds will benefit music student scholarships at Grossmont College. General admission is $20 and $10 for students with ID. Free parking will be available in Lot 5.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, Calif. 92020. 

Grossmont College is “Changing Lives Through Education” and has served the diverse educational needs of San Diego’s East County since 1961. With more than 150 certificate and associate degree programs, Grossmont College provides workforce training, career development and transferable college-level coursework to its nearly 19,000 students. For more information, visit

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