We wish to thank everyone who supported the Hudson High School Music Association's "Evening of Jazz" fundraiser on Jan. 31. We were delighted with the sold-out response to this first-time event. Our guests enjoyed desserts and coffee while listening to Hudson High School Jazz I and II bands and the Hudson Middle School Jazz bands. All proceeds from this evening will benefit the Hudson jazz program.

Thank you to the Hudson Jazz Directors -- Roberto Iriarte, John Burrington, and Beverly O'Connor -- for their time and dedication to our jazz students.

Thank you also to Christ Community Chapel, Sergio Iriarte, the Learned Owl Book Shop, Michael and Tina Machock, Printer's Devil and Starbucks for their contributions to our event.

We are especially grateful to the following businesses and individuals who generously donated goods and services for our silent auction and raffle: Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Fast Frame, King House B&B, Roberto Iriarte, The L'Oreal Co., Guy Lyon (for the Step 2 Co.), Vincent Lyon, Keith Morris, Nicky Nicole, Sharon and Glenn Reichart, Lori Ross, Russo's Restaurant and Woodsy's.

We invite the entire Hudson community to join us at future jazz concerts where you can hear our talented jazz students perform!

Luann Burnham, Jazz VP, Hudson High School Music Association