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Its Jazz & Ribs Time!

The West Muskingum High School Jazz Band will be hosting our 10th Annual Jazz and Rib Night on Saturday, May 22nd at 5pm at West Muskingum High School. Now is the time to invite family and friends to join us for a swinging and mouthwatering time! This is a great opportunity to showcase our talent and enjoy a great meal prepared over a wood fire grill by Gutridge Grill Supply.

Due to continuing health precautions, the format will be different this year. We will start with  jazz at 5pm, followed by dinner in a carry out format. Those unable to attend the jazz portion but still wanting dinner may pick up dinner starting at 6:30pm. 

Dinner includes your choice of a half rack of ribs or a quarter chicken, a potato, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and a cookie. 
Dinner for 1 is $25. Dinner for 2 is $45. Dinner for 4 is $90. We are also offering a party pack with 2 full racks of ribs without sides for $45.

Anyone unable to join us on May 22nd can still support us with a money donation to purchase supplies. Every dollar donated adds to the profit of the evening which directly supports our student performers by purchasing music, instruments, and transportation to events. Donations can be made online via the ticket ordering link or mailed to the WM Jazz Band, West Muskingum High School, 150 Kimes Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701.

Use the link below to order your jazz and ribs today. All dinners must be prepaid online and all orders must be in by Sunday, May 16 at 6pm. We are unable to accept any orders after May 16 or at the door, so don't delay!

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Andrew Ruetz earned his Bachelor of Music Education in 1994 from the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio.  He earned his Masters of Music Education from Kent State University in 2011.


The 2020-2021 school year marks Andrew Ruetz's 25th year serving as Director of Bands for the West Muskingum Local School District.

Mr. Ruetz is active as a trombonist, having performed with the David Schubach Big Band, Zanesville Memorial Concert Band, Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Blues Street Revival, Muskingum Valley Brass, the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dick Simcox Jazz Band, Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds, and the Coshocton Community Band.

His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music EducationOhio Music Education Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity. He is also the Secretary/Treasurer for OMEA District 9 and serves as chair for the OMEA District 9 Junior High Solo & Ensemble Event.

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