Milonga will perform with HHS Jazz Bands at HHS auditorium
Concession and Raffle during the concerts.
Raffle winners will be drawn during the Dec 12 concert.
Here is the Lineup for each night!!!!
Friday Night: Dec 11
CJMS Jazz Band w/Members of Milonga
Freshman Purple w/Members of Milonga
Jazz 2 w/Members of Milonga
Jazz 1 w/Members of Milonga
*Terra Blanca After Party (w/Milonga)…admission included with VIP Ticket!
Saturday Night: Dec 12
Freshman Gold w/Members of Milonga
Jazz 3 w/Members of Milonga
POST FROM MR NEWBURY
Next week, December 11th and 12th, will be our Guest Artist Concert Featuring MILONGA! Make sure you get your tickets. We’d love to see you at Terra Blanca Winery after the Friday night concert for a special hang!
We are excited to announce that we will be offering VIP Tickets for the Friday Night Milonga Concert! The VIP tickets are $30 and gets you access to the after concert gathering at Terra Blanca Winery with the guest musicians! These tickets can be purchased at the HHS Bookkeeping office, Ted Brown, or Adventures Underground. We will offer 50 of these tickets.
Here is the press release!
Thousands of fans pack themselves into the venue, anxiously awaiting the premiere Latin Band in the Pacific Northwest: Milonga. The 8 members, all amusingly different from one another, walk out on stage, position themselves with their instruments, and start off with a rumba that keeps everyone on their feet.
This quirky group presents an amalgam of different Latin music styles, including hip-hop laced cumbia, disco funk merengue, reggeton, bomba, mariachi rap, flamenco, and even the cha cha. It is difficult to find another band whose sound and personality matches the caliber of Milonga’s. Chris Newbury, the drummer for the band, echoes this statement. “The band is really accessible. People are usually drawn to the energy on stage, even though most of the songs are in Spanish. You don’t have to speak in order for the music to move you! It’s all about how it makes you feel and about the dancing!” said Newbury.
Milonga was formed in 2001 by Nicolas Vigil, who had an amazing passion to bring together various Latino cultures and rhythms in order to provide the local music scene with some diversity. This diversity has definitely paid off, for this band has risen to become one of the most popular bands in the Northwest, with some impressive concerts on their agenda. “We’ve had many great concerts but some highlights are opening for bands like Los Lobos, Ozomatli, B Side Players, Sir-Mix-A-Lot. In addition to those, we’ve been able to play various large festivals in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. Playing for several thousand people is great but sometimes the crowd and vibe in a smaller venue is just as magical.” said Newbury.
A smaller venue is just what this band is going to receive this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12. Participating in the Hanford Guest Artists Series 2015-2016, Milonga opens up their arms to the community and promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. The concerts start at 7 p.m. in the Hanford High School auditorium, home of Chris Newbury, who is also the residing music teacher. “Anytime we get an opportunity to perform it’s great! Being able to perform with my fellow bandmates at Hanford will be a lot of fun. It’s an opportunity for me to practice what I preach.” Newbury said.
What is most impressive about this group is that the members all hold day jobs, but come together during the night as dedicated musicians to rehearse and put on these incredible shows. “Almost everyone in the band has a family and we all take that seriously. We’ve carved out a niche for ourselves that allows for us to be a band and perform throughout the Northwest.” Newbury said. This passion and love for the music is what is so compelling about Milonga, and it will certainly touch anyone who hears their music.
Tickets for each concert are $15. For the Friday night concert, we will be offering $30 VIP tickets, which will also give access to an after party at Terra Blanca Winery with Milonga. The after party is for adults 21 and over and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are available at Ted Brown Music, Adventures Underground, and Hanford Instrumental Students.