If you love Big Band music (or are a former band geek that misses the sound of brass,) I think we may have the event for you.
At 7 p.m. this Friday, April 28 at the historic Boone Heritage and Arts Center, the Madison-Danville Jaycees will present “Spring Swing,” where the Southern West Virginia Southern Community Band will be playing some of their favorites.
The concert is, among other things, a fundraiser for the Madison-Danville Jaycees. If you’ve never heard of the Jaycees, let me fill you in.
The Jaycees is an international volunteer organization composed of members between the ages of 18 and 40. It provides leadership opportunities to our members through projects that improve their community.
Here at the Madison-Danville Jaycees, we try to do a few different things.
First of all, we work to create a community for young people here.
We want to make sure our membership gets to know each other and provide opportunities for that to happen. We host social gatherings, go on hikes, go bowling and so much more.
Secondly, we are here to serve the community.
We do this in a variety of ways, such as fundraising for local charities, roadside cleanup, community beautification, and community awareness campaigns.
We also try to provide entertainment for our community. In the past, we have held concerts, film festivals, Zumba-thons and murder mystery dinner shows.
That is where Spring Swing fits in. It is a fundraiser for us, but it also is just something fun for the people of the Madison-Danville area.
This is just a sample of what we do as the Jaycees, and we are always open to new ideas and new members.
Leading projects allows our members to gain leadership experience that they can use to pursue jobs in the future. There are also trainings and networking opportunities offered at the local, state, national and international levels.
Maybe this event can help you swing into the season while also giving you more options to get involved in your community.