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Reno 2016

The 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 2016 jazz festival are April 28-30 (students will miss school on April 28 and 29).   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 54 years of jazz, 1962-2016, 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.

2016 EEU Sponsorship Form

Est. Student Cost is $365 for those who already have a Jazz Polo
Est. Student Cost is $387 for those who DO NOT have a Jazz Polo ($22 cost of Polo)
Due: Thursday March 17, 2016 (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 on Bus Ride

Additional Expenses:

  • Spending money (hotel activities, Jazz Fest souvenirs, Starbucks, etc.)
  • 8 meals at students expense
    1. Lunch & Dinner on Thursday
    2. Breakfast & Lunch on Friday
    3. Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday
    4. Breakfast & Lunch on Sunday

Festival Passes for Parents/Family/Friends
$23 each if ordered within our group order. Payment due to the EEU by March 4th, 2016 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 20 rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort with our group booking at the following rate: Thursday $69, Friday $139, Saturday $139 + 13% tax. Resort fee will be waived. No Saturday arrival will be allowed. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. Call 800-648-5080 and use booking code (TJAZFBC) Esperanza HS Jazz Booster Club. This block of rooms will be held until March 28th.

Documents needed on Wednesday April 27th at Luggage Check 5:30pm to 7pm in the EHS Choir Room.

Click here for the Reno Jazz Festival website.