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EHS Jazz perform at Fred Meyer Grand Reopening

Samuel Wester
EHS Band Director Mr. Mitsuyasu conducting the Jazz Band

EHS Jazz performed at the Fred Meyer Grand Reopening last Friday, December 8th, at 8:30 AM. The performance lasted about an hour. Many people came to watch as they shopped. 

Drummer Clark Simms stated, “It was really awesome, there were tons of people there to support and it was just really nice.” 

Fred Meyer reopened after the massive undertaking of remodeling the whole inside of the store. Many aisles were restructured and rearranged. 

The Jazz Band played before and after the ceremony and were met with great applause and compliments of how they performed.

EHS’s Jazz Band getting ready to play (Samuel Wester)

Simms claimed, “We did very well, our timing was great and everyone had good energy. One of the employees came up after and said we did fantastic.”

Alexa Salgado, Trumpet player, mentioned “It was a good experience for us, it was a really fun opportunity.”

Alexa Salgado warming up in the EHS band room (Samuel Wester)




The manager said they were the best band who had ever performed in the store. 

The store manager spoke a few words about the process and the ribbon cutting began. Seven Fred Meyer staff members, the ones who had worked there the longest, cut the ribbon together. 

Simms says “Fred Meyer has a good community, everyone got recognition and it was so cool to see.”

EHS weren’t the only ones who performed at the event. Fred Meyer employees also joined in with a song about how Fred Meyer had been open for 101 years. 

Simms commented, “It was so bad but it was nice to see they had such a great community.” 

Salgado stated, “I would give them an A for effort, but I couldn’t really understand them.”

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About the Contributor
Samuel Wester
Samuel Wester, Reporter
Hello, my name is Samuel Wester. I am a Sophomore at Eastmont High school. This is my first time writing for the Scratching Post newspaper. I enjoy playing the alto sax, listening to music, playing video games, and hanging out with my friends and family. My goal is to get into running start and go to college.