Music Under the Moon 2023


The event took place in the school’s courtyard.

Kristie Perez, Staff Writer

On Saturday, the Cambridge Jazz Ensembles performed for their annual Music Under the Moon concert with the Northwestern Middle schoolers. It took place in the school courtyard. 

There was a silent auction, food and a bake sale that raised over $9,000 to support the band program. 

The ensembles have been working since November to bring the community together for that night. 

 “It’s been a really cool community building event for 11 years now,” said Daniel Scott, the school’s band director. 

Laura Morgan, who works in the library, is a member of the Cambridge Band Booster Club, a club for parents of band students who help with running the band events. 

“I’m excited about it. It’s always such an amazing concert and it’s just a beautiful venue under the stars,” Morgan said. 

Scott said that they played “everything from 1918 ragtime, dixie-land inspired jazz music all the way to Earth, Wind & Fire, Motown” and a lot of things in between. 

“I think everyone’s solos were going really well and it sounded great in my opinion. And the middle schoolers were really good too,” said Ella Harris, a senior who performed that night.  

“I feel like there was a lot of energy, especially with it being in the courtyard and all the cool decorations, it was such a nice mood. It was a little cold, but still fun.”