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Rigmarole plays a dance party Saturday, Feb. 29, at Quincy Veteran’s Hall, 274 Lawrence St. Band members, from left are: Casson Scowcroft, Bill Hepworth, Austin King, Ayako Nakamura, Seth Snyder, Ryan Heimlich, Casson Scowcroft and Tanner Johns. Photo submitted

Rigmarole plays dance concert Feb. 29

Plumas Arts invites you to an event so good that it can only happen every four years.

Join your friends and folks at the Quincy Veteran’s Hall on the Leap Year date of February 29 when Rigmarole comes back to town with its own unique blend — and just plain good time fun collection of rock, funk, jazz, and classical fusion — to help us shake off those cabin fever blues.

Rigmarole offers an exciting and just plain fun collection of music that embraces funk, rock, jazz, New Orleans style jazz, and much more. The group plays originals and covers, though the covers usually come with the musicians’ own flavor.

They have opened for the Grammy award winning Rebirth Brass Band and performed at the For The Funk of It music festival in Belden this summer.”

Band members knew each other in college as they progressed through the music education and performance department at CSU, Chico. Their friendships were maintained after college and, as they have gravitated closer and closer to Chico, decided to start playing music together again.

Band members are Bill Hepworth on electric guitar and banjo, who teaches guitar privately through the Guitar Center in Chico and is a frequent substitute teacher for the music teachers in the area; Austin King on drums, who teaches band in Gridley to grades 5-12 and will soon be moving to Chico Unified School District; Ayako Nakamura playing trumpet, who is an adjunct professor of music at CSU, Chico and teaches trumpet, both for the university and privately and is a member of the North State Symphony;  and Seth Snyder brings high powered vocals and auxiliary percussion. He teaches K-8 music and band in Red Bluff.

Ryan Heimlich on electric bass, teaches band and choir at PV High School in Chico as well as clarinet at CSU, Chico, and is a member of the North State Symphony; Casson Scowcroft plays trombone and teaches band at Red Bluff High School; and last, but most certainly not least, is home-grown Tanner Johns on tenor saxophone, who teaches band and choir at Bidwell and Marsh Jr. High Schools in Chico.

“It is such a great pleasure of ours to practice and play what we preach to our students,” says Johns. “Playing music is a totally different outlet than directing and rehearsing with kids.”

Admission to the dance is $20 in advance or at the door. Plumas Arts members can get a pre-sale discount ticket at $15 they purchase by Friday, Feb. 28.

For more information, visit plumasarts.org website or call 283-3402.

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