The SCCHS jazz bands hosted their annual 'All That Jazz' swing concert this past Sunday, featuring a set of around 30 pieces of music.

The event began at 7 p.m. in the Comp. cafeteria and brought in nearly 100 jazz enthusiasts, family members, and friends.

Aaron Thingelstad, director of bands at SCCHS, was thrilled for the students to have the chance to showcase the skills they've been working on and get people grooving.

"It's an evening of dessert, dancing, and swing music," he said. "We're excited that we can have the concert and we're excited with the great turnout."

The concert consisted of performances from the vocal jazz ensemble, the 7 o'clock jazz band, and the 9 o'clock jazz band, including It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing, Mack the Knife, polkas, disco, and even a bit of Guns N' Roses.

The two bands consisted of percussion, bass, alto and tenor saxophones, piano, flute, trombone, trumpet, and more. 

"I think for a lot of our students this is their favourite night of the year, we work really hard throughout the year to put a great program together for everybody," said Thingelstad.

Proceeds raised from the event will go to towards the Cypress Hills Rotary Jazz Retreat that takes place every February. 

"Thanks to the community for coming out and supporting the high school music department," he added.