San Marcos High School (SMHS) Band Boosters will host a FUNdraiser and celebration 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Draughtsmen Aleworks, 53 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta.
Held outdoors, where there’s room to dance, the free, family friendly event will feature live music from the fab ’80s band Joystix and special performances by SMHS’s award-winning Drumline and Jazz Combo.
Drumline will perform with Joystix on several songs in their set, something neither musical group has done before.
“We are really excited to collaborate with John Roshell and Carrie Hutchinson from Joystix on a few tunes,” said Michael Kiyoi, SMHS director of instrumental music, and Royals alumn. “This is something unusual and different for us, but it is great to be working with Joystix and writing special charts [music] for our student on some fun, lively music.
“And John and I go back a few years, since his son was in Marching Band and played drums for SMHS, so it’s a Royals reunion of sorts.”
In addition to the music and dancing, the event will include food for sale from Rudy’s and its new swaggy truck, along with a bake sale of homemade goodies. Raffle tickets will be sold with chances to win prizes including gift certificates for restaurants and services, drum lessons, and gift baskets.
SMHS Band performs throughout Southern California and has a rigorous, and expensive travel schedule. All of the proceeds from the event will support the San Marcos High School Band and help to defray the competition travel costs.
The Band is still accepting raffle item donations as well as paid sponsors to support its program.