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2020 Orchestra Benefit Dinner

Dear Orchestra Families and Supporters, 
The Arcadia High School Orchestras will celebrate our 26th Annual Benefit Dinner and Recital on Saturday, February 29, 2020. This fundraising event is held annually at the Arcadia Masonic Center. The AHS Orchestras have a history of excellence of over 60 years and continue to be a model for high schools throughout the state and country thanks to avid financial support from the community.

Our theme for this year’s wonderful event is “A Giant Leap For Stringkind!" The evening begins with browsing for deals at our silent auction while enjoying appetizers, then a delicious catered dinner, followed by entertainment featuring string ensembles from all four AHS Orchestras. As an annual tradition, we always invite an outstanding guest artist to perform as well. This year’s guest artist performance will feature the theremin, the only instrument played without touching the instrument itself! Best of all, the most unique experience is the grand finale that showcases all 250 orchestra performers completely surrounding the guests. It will prove to be an out-of-this-world evening for everyone. 

The funds generated from this prestigious event provide many orchestra necessities (coaching, musical instruments, materials and supplies for the 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 $50 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. Here is a contribution form for you to complete. Please take a few moments and respond by sending this form back by February 19, 2020 (Program ad artwork and payment due by February 14th). Thank you for your support and generosity for the continuing success of the Arcadia High School Orchestras.  


Pin Chen
Orchestra Director
Arcadia High School
Amanda Svetich
Assistant Orchestra Director
Arcadia High School
Rosaline Fox
Arcadia Music Club

2019 Orchestra Benefit Dinner