Aztec Jazz Festival Volunteers

Welcome to the 20th Annual Aztec Jazz Festival volunteer page.  The primary purpose of this page is to communicate information to EHSEU volunteers in regards to the Aztec Jazz Festival.  Click here for general festival information. The Aztec Jazz Festival is March 24th, 2018.

Volunteer Sign Up Pages:

2018 Aztec Jazz Festival Volunteer Positions

2018 Aztec Jazz Festival Food Donations

Dear Esperanza Entertainment Unit Families,

We would like to give a tremendous THANK YOU to everyone that has supported the Unit’s activities so far this school year. Without you, our students would not be able to perform at such a high level and at as many prestigious events as they do. We are now currently preparing for the 20th Annual Aztec Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Festival, which is coming up quickly, will be held Saturday March 24, 2018 here at Esperanza High School. We expect to be hosting over 50 High School and Middle School Jazz Ensembles from around Southern California.  In hosting this event, we are responsible for the safety and comfort of the students, Directors, Judges and spectators that will visit our campus, eat our food and watch the competition. Based on last year’s attendance, we expect over 1000 visitors.

This is where the Unit and our Families come in; a large part of this event is feeding the masses, staffing the concession areas and performance venues. We are planning to have a grill with hamburgers, hot dogs as well as some other items. We also will be selling the usual snacks like fruit, chips, candy, drinks and others. We will need a lot of parental help with selling snack bar items, assisting with cooking on the grill, serving food, as well as staffing the check in and hospitality tables. Most of the kids, especially the Jazz students, will be assisting at the event too.

We know that the EEU seems to always ask for funds to support our activities, and it can seem difficult to monetarily support the group and the kids. With the Jazz Festival, we can make a nice profit in selling concessions as long as we can count on your help. Please remember that all of the money received with this fundraiser goes directly back to the EEU for ALL groups.

We are asking that all families participate in purchasing a couple of the bulk items listed on the following web site. If every family in the EEU purchases $15.00 – $20.00 worth of soft drinks, candy or whatever else is on the list, this will reduce, or eliminate the out of pocket expense of the Unit and increase our ability to make a good fundraiser GREAT! We also need, and accept, cash donations to purchase the items that require refrigeration!  Last year, due to all of our generous families, we had no out of pocket expenses from the EEU! We would really like to continue this trend again this year, eliminate any expense to the EEU and have all of our items donated. There are also a few appliance items we need to borrow for the day. (See the bottom of the food list attached for non-food items we need to borrow)

Please bring non-perishable items to the Band Room and label the donation “Aztec Jazz”. We need all items dropped off prior to Thursday, March 22, 2018. if you would like to volunteer your time please go to the following Web site

If you have any questions, e-mail me at: or call/text me at (714)306-6925.

Thank you in advance for any support you can provide!

Monica Zarske