The seventh annual Big Band Bash sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Committee got into the swing on Sunday, May 5, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

Conductor Pete Tummillo led the Community Jazz Band and Jay Wilensky artfully filled in for scheduled singer Nancy Koch, who was unable to be present. Thanks to hostess Christy Johnston, the hall was tastefully decorated to resemble a USO dance of yesteryear.

The event ran from 4:00-7:30 and was open to all ages, as reflected by members of the Jefferson Township community who were in attendance. Music teacher Lauren Kulick and the middle school’s Tri-M Music Honor Society students provided ushers, wait staff, and clean-up for the shindig. Father Matthew Twiggs gave the benediction and food was supplied by Rockaway Townsquare Diner.

This story is by contributing photographer/drone pilot Christopher Bean.

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