Yanging Out at Commencement 2012

One of the happy surprises for the day was the appearance of Mr. Kevin Yang, former music teacher at NESS. Mr. Yang flew in on the Friday before Commencement, came to the ceremony, then travelled to Lakalzap for the “grad” dinner, before flying home on Sunday morning. Students were more than thrilled to have their former teacher join their celebration. One of the highlights of the dinner in Lakalzap was the Jazz Band, who were accompanied by Mr. Yang and assisted by Mr. Johnson. It was a bitter sweet moment for guests, knowing that this would be one of the last times they would hear this particular group of musicians play together. (Read further to see more pictures from the 2012 Commencement.) Continue reading

Savor the Sweet Sound of Serendipity

Smokin’ hot jazz was the highlight of the evening, Wednesday, November 30th. Certainly, the NESS Jazz Band beat the winter blues along with guest percussionist, Maria Tait. ┬áMissed Serendipity Cafe? Well don’t fret – Serendipity presents the CANS film festival on Wednesday, December 7. Continue reading