The last time the band came to the Opera House, the audience was dancing in the aisles and in the streets as young and old joined together in a wonderful celebration while the band performed rousing jazz classics like Hold That Tiger, I Hear You Knockin’, I’ll Fly Away, When The Saints Come Marching In and Bourbon Street.
When classes are in session at WVU the band marches down High Street each Friday night in Morgantown, playing music for the enjoyment of all.
“The sounds of the High Street Jazz Band are offbeat,” writes West Virginia Living. “Solos are often improvised, and the group uses no sheet music when playing so they can make more eye contact with the audience. The band memorizes songs at practices, writing originals and playing covers like ‘When the Saints Go Marching In.’” (more…)