FAME Jazz Band Program Overview
With the support and expertise from several national and local educators and musicians and the Prince George’s County Government, the FAME JAZZ BAND PROGRAM was established in 2015 by A. Toni Lewis, Founder and Executive Director of FAME – Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc. The overall goal is to provide year-round high caliber music and academic instruction to talented middle and high school youth. The students perform on major stages, receive academic and college prep tutoring during the school year; and participate in music technology and instrumental programs at the University of Maryland School of Music and other performing arts venues.
The Artistic Director is renowned music educator and performer, Dr. Clarence Knight, Jr., The Associate Artistic Director is educator and musician, Alphonso Jiles, ED. S. The Band’s Coordinator is musician Rudy Spruill.