If you are looking for a romantic evening along with some great music this Valentine’s Day, come to the third annual Robert E. Lee High School Jazz Band’s Valentine’s Day Jazz and Dinner event.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. at the REL Commons, 1809 Market St., Feb. 14. Tickets are $20 each or $30 per couple. They are available in the school’s band hall or can be purchased from any jazz band members. You can also pay by making a $20 or $30 donation to the booster club app.
Robert Poulin, the REL jazz band director, said the music will feature tunes from Michael Buble, the Beatles, and big band stuff. A meal from Antonio’s will delight visitors with dishes such as Chicken Alfredo, with sides, drinks, and desserts.
The REL Jazz Band will also take part in a unique event later this year when they team with the jazz bands at Goose Creek Memorial High School, Ross S. Sterling High School and Lee College for the first-ever Jazz Festival.
“This is the first time we’ve ever done that,” Poulin said.
That event will happen from 4 to 9 p.m. March 21 at Town Square on Texas Avenue.
A professional band from Houston, Groove Adhesive, will appear as well.
“They’ve been around for a couple of years and are a jazz fusion, all-original band,” Poulin said. “They play all of their own music.”
Poulin said both events are exciting for both the students, the audience and Baytown as a whole.
“The jazz band is not really a big thing in Texas. So, it is cool we have that around,” Poulin said. “The ability to have a jazz band is great. These kids work so hard and play so well, and not a lot of people know about them.”
To learn more about the REL Jazz Band, visit www.thefamousroberteleeband.com.