Reno Jazz Festival

Image result for REno jazz festivalThe EHSEU Jazz I and Jazz II bands participate in the Reno Jazz Festival held each year at the University of Nevada, Reno, NV in the spring.  The dates for the 2018 Jazz festival are April 26-29 (students will miss school on Thursday April 26th and Friday April 27th). 

Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “showcasing music’s future,” the Reno Jazz Festival has been hosting jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists for over five decades.  Celebrating 56 years of jazz, 1962-2018, the Festival hosts three days of concerts, clinics and competitions on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. 

The festival also acts as an educational venue for some of the country’s most talented middle school, high school and college-age musicians, as thousands compete with their school bands, vocal groups and ensembles from around the Western states.  The three-day festival culminates in a showcase concert and awards ceremony to honor the best and brightest young standouts.

Click here for the Reno Jazz Festival website.

2018 Reno Sponsorship Form

Est. Student Cost is $488 for those who already have a Jazz Polo
Est. Student Cost is $510 for those who DO NOT have a Jazz Polo ($22 cost of Polo)
Due: Friday March 16, 2018 (Checks made out to EEU)

  • Hotel Accommodations at the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno (Thur, Fri, Sat. Nights)
  • Bus Transportation
  • Festival Pass
  • 2 dinners at UNR Campus “Down Under Cafe” (Fri and Sat)
  • Breakfast/Snack Bags for Thursday

Additional Expenses:

  • Spending money (hotel activities, Jazz Fest souvenirs, Starbucks, etc.)
  • 8 meals at students expense (for budgeting purposes, think theme park pricing)
    1. Thursday – Lunch & Dinner
    2. Friday – Breakfast & Lunch
    3. Saturday – Breakfast & Lunch
    4. Sunday – Breakfast & Lunch

Festival Passes for Parents/Family/Friends
$24 each if ordered within our group order. Payment due to the EEU by March 16th, 2018 at 3pm in the Everything Box. Send email to Kristi Glenday @ to place order.

Hotels for Parents/Family/Friends
Parents/Family and Friends may make their own reservations. We are staying at the Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 East 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89595.
We have reserved 10 rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort with our group booking at the following rate: Thursday $169, Friday $189, Saturday $189 + 13% tax and a $2.00 per night Tourism Fee. The daily resort fee of $26.50 will be waived. A total of $713.95 for the 3 days. No Saturday arrival will be allowed. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. Call 800-648-5080 and use booking code (TJAZ8EB) Esperanza HS Jazz Booster Club. This block of rooms will be held until March 27th, 2018.


Information from previous jazz festivals:

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