We are a non-profit organization and have as our main purpose the goal to provide music scholarships to graduating High School Seniors who will be furthering their musical education in college.
We are an older group of members, by and large who enjoy the music and dancing. Most are over 55. However, we seem to be attracting younger and younger participants. So, one could say, we range in age from 30 to 90. At any rate, whatever our age, we are a fun-loving, dance-loving group of very nice and friendly people who enjoy listening and dancing to the wonderful music from the “Big Band” era. And you will love it, too. Remember, it’s proven by several prestigious studies-music and dancing helps the mind as well as the body and keeps you younger in many, many ways.
Our number one charitable responsibility, which we take very seriously, is the music scholarships. Each year we award $1000.00 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors who will be furthering their musical endeavors in college. In 2006 (4) music scholarships were awarded. In 2007 we were able to award (6). In 2008 (with the generosity of an anonymous donor) we were able to award (7). In 2009 (with the generosity of the same anonymous donor) we gave another (6)scholarships. In 2010 we again gave six scholarships to San Joaquin Valley students. In 2011 we awarded (8) scholarships, in 2012 we awarded (6) scholarships and in 2013 we awarded (6) scholarships. We hope to continue this tradition each and every year with your support through attending our dances and supporting our fund raisers.
Please come, or continue to come, and enjoy an afternoon of great music and dance to some of the best Big-Band orchestras around.
Our Board of Directors meet monthly and you are invited to attend so the board can learn how you think we can improve our dances. See the “BOARD MEETING” page to learn when and where the meetings are held.