On Friday, April 6th, the Jazz band will be traveling to the Department of Education to hear the Thelonius Monk Institute present a uniting of jazz bands. The groups performing will include  Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Newark School for the Arts and Baltimore School for the Arts.  The Institute’s goals include developing college-level jazz collaborations where the masters of jazz could influence the next generation of jazz musicians. April 30th is International Jazz Day.