Dear Orchestra Families and Supporters,
The Arcadia High School Orchestras will celebrate their 21st Annual Benefit Dinner and Concert on Saturday, February 28, 2015. This fundraising event is held annually at the Arcadia Masonic Center. The Arcadia High School Orchestras have a history of excellence of over 60 years and continue to be a model for high schools throughout the state and country.
Our theme for this year’s wonderful event is “Strings in Paradise“. It begins with a delicious catered dinner, followed by entertainment featuring string ensembles from the AHS Orchestras. We are also excited to present the outstanding guest artists, “Jason Arimoto”. Originally from Hawaii, Jason is blues ukulele player and is a two-time winner of the Ukulele Underground Award for best vocal performance of the year (http://www.jasonarimoto.com). The most unique experience is the grand finale that showcases all 330 orchestra performers completely surrounding the guests. It should prove to be an exciting evening for everyone.
The funds generated from this prestigious event provide many orchestra necessities (coaching, musical instruments, materials and supplies for the new orchestra room) that may not otherwise be available to us. This is a great opportunity for you to be a “Friend of the Orchestra.” There are four ways in which you can provide support for this event: 1) purchase event ticket(s), 2) purchase advertising space in the program book, 3) be a benefactor, or 4) donate items for our silent auction. We are grateful to receive new and current items valued at $25 or more for our silent auction such as musical instruments, electronics, tickets to sporting or music events, gift certificates, and services such as spa treatments or music lessons (just to name a few). All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Enclosed is a contribution form for you to complete. Please take a few moments and respond by sending this form back by January 31, 2015. Thank you for your support and generosity for the continuing success of the Arcadia High School Orchestras.