Music for the Community’s Benefit Concert ~ 3/29/15

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Music for the Community club hosted its annual Benefit Concert in the theater. This year, we raised money for the Music in the Schools Foundation, which provides under-resourced students in the Ravenswood School District with a fundamental music education.

We had an exciting line-up of performers, including but not limited to orchestra, flute quartet, members of choir, the faculty a cappella group, several instrumental solos, and many more. The highlight of our concert was hearing from the Music in the Schools violin students and their dedicated teacher; they brightened the audience’s day with their enthusiasm.

During intermission and before the show, club members helped to sell raffle tickets. After donating a certain amount to the cause, concert-goers were given a certain number of raffle tickets. These tickets were drawn at a later time for fantastic gift cards and gift bags from Trader Joes, Halo Blow Dry Bar, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and Douce France. The raffle items were a great incentive for an even greater cause!

Our concert ended up being a success that we, the Castilleja community and beyond, can all feel proud of. Since the beginning of the school year, we have raised $1,700 for Music in the Schools. We have been blessed with a privileged music education both inside and outside of school, and have the pleasure and responsibility to share our love of music and give back to our wonderful community. In addition to the concert, we have enjoyed performing at Stanford Shopping Center, collaborating with  another ACE org to perform for seniors at Rosener House, and teaching a music class at Brentwood School.

Music for the Community club could not thank you enough for your support, and we want to thank everyone who made our concert and other club events possible.

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MFTC and alumna Angela Li pose for a photo after the concert

MFTC and alumna Angela Li pose for a photo after the concert

MFTC club members smile at the raffle table before the concert

MFTC club members smile at the raffle table before the concert

MFTC leaders present on stage

MFTC leaders present on stage

 

Choir members sing Somewhere Only We Know

Choir members sing Somewhere Only We Know

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