Last month, Lake Anna Jazz Fest 2022 sponsored a raffle for a new Sonor jazz drum kit, donated by Sweetwater Sound of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The winner of the drawing preferred to stay anonymous and asked that the drum set be donated to the Orange County High School Jazz Ensemble, which had performed on Saturday at the festival.
Band Director Tommy Doss told us that his school already possessed drum sets for school use but asked that the raffle winner donate the kit instead to the student who was playing the school’s drum set during the Jazz Ensemble’s appearance at the show. Doss explained that the drummer, Travis Williams, did not own a drum set of his own.
In this photo, Robert McBride, President of Lake Anna Jazz, presents the entire drum set to Travis Williams during a July 1st rehearsal at the Orange County High School band room. Travis is a percussionist in the marching band who will be starting his senior year in September.
Congratulations, Travis, and thanks to the folks at Sweetwater Sound, our anonymous and generous raffle winner, and everyone who made this possible by purchasing raffle tickets.
Jazz Student Workshops
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