“Passing the Torch”
In October of 1986, an Education Committee was formed with these initial aims:
1. Expose the local area Junior High School and Senior High Band members to Dixieland Jazz Music.
2. Create a Rivercity JAZZ Society Scholarship.
This idea was expanded to include a sponsorship to the Sacramento Jazz Camp held each year in that city.
Since the beginning, the Rivercity JAZZ Society has provided over $15,000.00 toward scholarships and jazz camp instruction for over 40 students.