Giant Steps Jazz Concert – 2024


February 20, 2024 – 6:30pm at Catalina High School Auditorium 3645 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85716

Giant Steps Jazz Concert and Silent Auction

Due to unfortunate structural issues that are out of our control the auditorium at RUHS is under construction. Catalina High School has graciously agreed to host us for this very important fundraiser. This is the ONLY fundraiser specifically for the RUHS Jazz Band Program.

Please help us make sure this change does not affect our efforts. We would love to make sure the seats are filled for our students to perform for a full house.

If you would like to help but are unable to attend, please consider making a Donation online or mail a check payable to RUMBA PO Box 57151 Tucson AZ 85732

Visit the auction item page to see a list of auction items

Special Guest Morani Sanders

This year we are excited to announce that Trumpeter (and former RUHS Assistant Band Director) Morani Sanders will perform with the students.

Morani Sanders has been playing trumpet for many years. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors in Music, Jazz/Jazz Studies in 2005. He served as a US Naval Musician from 2011 – 2015. He received a Master in Music, Jazz/Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon in 2011. He currently is a music teacher at Tucson High School and performs locally with the Morani Sanders Quartet.

The Rincon/University Jazz bands develop skilled members with a dedication to Jazz music. The RUHS Jazz program has a history of excellence and has been recognized locally, statewide, and nationally. Its members are among the top Jazz musicians in the state, as evidenced by the number of our students placed in the ABODA Allstate Jazz Ensembles. In 2019, after a competitive, rigorous application process, RUHS Jazz l was selected to attend and perform at The Midwest Clinic, a convention attended by 20,000 band and orchestra directors, the largest of its kind in the world. In 2023, Jazz l was selected to perform at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference. 

Join us for an entertaining evening while supporting these talented musicians. 

Admission – $5.00 at the door

  • Catalina High School Auditorium 3645 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85716
  •  6:30 pm
  • Cash and card accepted 

Silent Auction

We have many amazing items donated. We hope to see you there to help support this great program at this entertaining event. We will all enjoy a night of entertaining Jazz music, and community while bidding on a long list of auction items. If you want to donate an item, please email us at

Donations can also be made here

This is a community event to help support the Jazz Bands at Rincon University High School. This year the Jazz bands are raising funds to help pay general expenses and travel costs to the NAU Jazz Festival.


Things people are saying about the Jazz ensembles

  • “Not just another High School Jazz band” – JW
  • “Very entertaining” -WS
  • “I can’t believe they are high school kids, they are so good” – JA
  • “I loved being in Jazz Band, I learned a lot and enjoyed the music selections we played”– RS (alumni Jazz l)

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