Sweet treats and music scores

Ballenas Secondary School hosts a Sweet Jazz Dessert Cabaret on March 8

Brenda Gough Photo Ballenas Senior Secondary music department head Rick Robson with his jazz students check out some of the sweet treats that will be served at Sweet Jazz on March 8 by Chef Tom King from the Bayside Bistro and Lounge in Parksville.

Brenda Gough Photo Ballenas Senior Secondary music department head Rick Robson with his jazz students check out some of the sweet treats that will be served at Sweet Jazz on March 8 by Chef Tom King from the Bayside Bistro and Lounge in Parksville.

If you like jazz and have a sweet tooth a great evening of food and music is being held on Thursday, March 8 at Ballenas High School.

The music department is once again putting on its highly successful Sweet Jazz Dessert Cabaret in the multi purpose room at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Cranky Dog Music and at the door.  The program includes  a combination of music from the Ballenas Jazz Band as well as from the VIU music department.

Several local food providers are contributing goodies for the night and include Coastal Cake Company, Bayside Bistro and Lounge, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Tim Hortons and the Galloping Gourmet.

Funds raised at the event will go towards a band trip to San Francisco in April.

Organizer Carrie Powell-Davidson, whose son Colton plays lead trumpet in the band said the students will perform and participate in music workshops during their trip.

She said last year the jazz students went to Seattle and as a chaperone she was impressed with not only their performances, but their overall attitudes.

“The kids were great ambassadors for the area. They were amazing in Seattle,” she stated.

With professional jazz guests and some talented students, Powell-Davidson said Sweet Jazz on March 8 promises to be a great evening.