Yes, it’s that time again. Getting Jazzed about going to a Jazz Rally? Below is more information about the Region 10 Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival Rally in Idaho.
It is also followed by a Rally Coupon that you may download, print, and send in to register. For you techie-types, we will once again work on an online “PayPal” version for registration, so stand by for that.
SUN VALLEY JAZZ & MUSIC FESTIVAL RALLY
Sponsored by WBCCI Region 10
River Run Ski Lodge Parking Lot in Ketchum, Idaho
October 10 – 18, 2015
It’s a National Special Events Rally that you do not want to miss – the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival Rally! Over 40 of the best Swing, Dixieland and Traditional Jazz groups from around the world take the stages daily in the several venues in the Sun Valley Basin, nestled in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains during the peak of autumn colors. Sun shining through the golden Aspen leaves makes for spectacular scenery!
Although the Festival begins on Wednesday, October 14th, the rally begins on Saturday, October 10th, to watch the Trailing of the Sheep through Ketchum on Sunday and to take in some of that Festival during the weekend. See trailingofhtesheep.org for more details. If you just want the music, you can arrive on Tuesday, the 13th. The rally fee is the same either way.
From Seattle, to Orlando, to Mystic, New Orleans, St. Louis, Sacramento and places in between, musicians arrive in Sun Valley ready to make musical memories. There’s ragtime, jazz, big band era, swing, Cajun, Zydeco and more music played and sung by soloists, duets, small combos and Big Bands. The Midiri Brothers, Titan Hot Seven, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Yve Evans, Bob Draga, Pieter Meijers, Jason Wanner, Joe Fos, Meschiya Lake & Dem Lil’ Big Horns, Cornet Chop Suey, US Coast Guard Dixie Band, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Gator Nation and the Yale Whiffenpoofs to name a few of the musicians. Each plays about an hour set and then they rotate to other venues. It’s possible to stay in one venue and see a majority of the groups. Or you can follow your favorite group to other sites, all guaranteed to make your Rally stay enjoyable and memorable.
In addition, there are Silent Movies, Dueling Pianos, Marching Band Salute, a traditional Big Band Bash, a Jazz Hymn Sing (don’t forget to bring your umbrellas for “When the Saints Go Marching In”), impromptu jazz sessions, all provided by jazz legends of today. You can take dance lessons and learn the Lindy Hop, the Charleston and the Fox Trot and even enter the Dance Competition. There’s Jazz in the Square, a Mardi Gras Party and an Afterglow Dinner. Something new last year is the Priority Seating Pass – for $100 extra per person, you can be assured of a “front row” seat in the venues.
RV parking (dry) is available beginning at noon Saturday, October 10th. Parking is adjacent to the magnificent River Run Lodge at the base of Baldy Mountain and overlooks the Big Wood River. RV’s must be self-contained, however free use of luxurious bathroom and shower facilities at the lodge (a 3 minute walk) are available. Generators are allowed with quiet hours from 10PM to 7AM. The parking fee for the entire week is only $30. There will be no pump-outs or water fill this year. Dump sites are close by.
The Rally Fee of $154 per person includes your General Admission pass, Rally administrative fee, use of the River Run accommodations and free shuttle bus service. Parking is separate (see the coupon). There will be an additional fee of $5 per person if you register online at www.region10.wbcci.net
Volunteer opportunities are available at the Festival. The General Admission Pass and parking fee costs will be refunded to those who contribute 12 hours of work. Ask for details if interested. (The Festival organizers look forward to and plan on our help).
Contact host, Carol Ortiz, WBCCI # 1686 at 9101 Steilacoom Rd. SE, Olympia, WA 98513
or call me at (360) 491-6511 with any questions. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
HERE IS THE RALLY COUPON: (Click on the link… Print it. Fill it out. Enclose payment & mail)