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Comox Valley Youth Music Centre hosting big band fundraiser

The Georgia Strait Big Band will headline a fundraising concert for the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre on May 25 in Courtenay. Photo supplied

Two of the Comox Valley’s best jazz big bands will be performing for a special event on Saturday, May 25, at the Elks Lodge #60 (231 6th Street, Courtenay) from 2-4 p.m.

The Georgia Strait Big Band, led by Greg Bush, will showcase its massive repertoire of songs and decades of experience. Joining the GSBB is he School District 71 Studio Band, under the direction of William Ilag.

The Studio Band comprises 16 young musicians from schools all across the Comox Valley, this May 25 concert marks the Studio Band’s debut performance.

Not only is this an opportunity to celebrate jazz excellence, this event also serves as a fundraiser for CYMC (Comox Valley Youth Music Centre). CYMC is a non-profit society that offers top notch musical intensive summer programming in Jazz, Classical and Musical Theatre and will be the beneficiaries of this fundraising event.

For more information on CYMC visit their website at

Tickets for the May 25 event are $15, or $5 for anyone 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door (cash only), and online at