The 24th annual Jazz n’ Roll, which occurred on Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Briggs Assembly Center was a complete success, raising a lot of revenue for the school and offering a fun evening for those who attended. There was music playing, food all around for tasting, plus spirited auctions and dancing.
The culinary talk of the event was Dakota’s famous crab meat and brie soup, which was absolutely highly acclaimed. Most everyone who attended Jazz n’ Roll this year and tasted the creamy soup said it was one of the best dishes at the event. Other favorites of the night were from Schwings, The Lakehouse, PJ’s, and Acme Oyster House.
As the night went on, the attendants got more into the music and some of the couples started to dance. The band, Boogie Falaya, played a wide variety of songs from Stevie Wonder to “Wagon Wheel.”
“The student center was packed, and for the first time in many years, so was the dance floor,” said Christi Simoneaux, Boogie Falaya sax player and vocalist, as well as SPS faculty member. “The new event format was a complete success.”
This event generated resources critical to preserve, promote, and enhance education and extracurricular programs and facilities, said event planner Shellie Campo, who notes that the event would not be possible without all of the student, parent, and faculty volunteers.
“It looked like all of the attendees were enjoying themselves ” said sophomore Jacob Broussard, Student Host volunteer for the event. “I liked seeing myself and all of my other brothers helping the school during this event.”
There was a possible hurricane scare that put some doubts on the amount of attendance of Jazz n’ Roll would get that night. The hurricane scare had pretty much no effect on the attendance of the event. It turned out to be a fun night for sponsors, workers, and all attendants.