The Association considers jazz education an important part of its mission and has conducted workshops and jam sessions open to all segments of the public. It has offered scholarships enabling talented young musicians to attend summer jazz camps and has provided financial support to the Longmont All Stars Band, a group of about 25 talented high school students chosen by audition from St. Vrain Valley District schools. They are featured every year at our annual festival. http://longmontallstars.com
The Longmont All Star Jazz Band was started in the summer of 2001. Led by Bill Wilkinson, the All Star Jazz Band is made up of students from the Longmont area high schools. Students must audition to be in The All Stars. Only the top students on each instrument are selected to be in the All Stars. The All Stars rehearse twice a month and perform about fifteen times per year at community and private events.