Hire the Band

The DCA Jazz Big Band and/or Combo Ensembles may be scheduled for both private and public
functions in our community. A combo from the nationally renowned DCA Jazz Ensemble
provides artistic excellence and exceptional value.

DCA Jazz Combos can be arranged from trios up to septets. All combos consist of current players
from the jazz ensemble, which has been a consistent winner at major national high school jazz
competitions for over nine years.

Contact our Event Coordinator for a discussion ofyour needs. Please send an email with your
contact information and requirements to:

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Dillard Center for the Performing Arts Foundation

Dillard Center for the Arts High School Jazz Program is a public-school program that develops
student performers into highly accomplished musicians.Since 2004, the DCA Jazz Ensemble has reached a level of skill, style and swing that has earned the program a strong District, State and National presence. This is accomplished with the
facilities and instruments a public school can provide, augmented by parental support and fund
raising from a generous community.

Your donations enable students in the DCA Jazz Program to have the necessary equipment,
coaching and performance opportunities for them to reach their potential as musicians. Your
support is always needed and profoundly appreciated.

This year, we are working to raise the money needed to travel to Chicago to perform at the 73rd
Annual Midwest Conference on December 19, 2019 and the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz
Competition in New York, May 2020.

Please contact Christopher Dorsey for more information on the many ways to contribute. You may contact Mr. Dorsey by email at

The Dillard Center for the Arts (DART) Foundation was formed in 2017 with parents of students
enrolled in the Dillard High School Center for the Arts Program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Under the direction of Israel Charles, Artistic Director of the Center for the Arts and supported by
Dillard High School Principal Casandra D. Robinson, the Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit

Your tax—deductible donation to the DART Foundation supports creative and performing arts
programs at Dillard High School. Any amount is appreciated, and your donation can be
earmarked specifically to support the Jazz Program. Our Mission is to Support Dillard Center for
the Arts students to reach their artistic potential, as they pursue their art in the areas of music,
specifically in this case, Jazz.

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