Music Boosters plan annual dinnerThe Fourth Annual Music Boosters Fundraiser Dinner features entertainment by Jamestown students in grades 4-12. The dinner is set for Sunday, Feb. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Fourth Annual Music Boosters Fundraiser Dinner features entertainment by Jamestown students in grades 4-12.
The dinner is set for Sunday, Feb. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
“It’s at Valentine’s Day, but it’s not a valentine dinner,” said Theresa McMillan, Jamestown Public Schools Music Boosters president. “It’s always been at this time of year. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a great dinner, see what the kids are doing and forget winter for awhile.”
“It’s a good time to enjoy the music of the (Jamestown High School) Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz, the Show Choir and orchestra and the Children’s Choir,” added Susan Fitzer, Music Boosters secretary. There also will be a cello and bass duet as well as various individual performances during dinner.
Music Boosters played host to about 150 dinner guests last year and Fitzer said they have room for up to 175. This year’s $25 per person dinner includes a social hour starting at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeurves. The dinner includes salad, cherry-glazed pork loin and dessert.
“There will be performances during the dinner as well,” McMillan said.
A silent auction will run through dinner. Fitzer said they’re still looking for more auction items.
“People can contribute work, a talent or service,” she said. “There are a variety of useful things that could be offered — like clearing snow.”
Those attending can bid on such items as a serenade or a mother/daughter manicure and pedicure or an hour of basketball instruction.
There will also be roses for sale, McMillan said, numbered for a drawing.
“The winner will be serenaded at their table,” she said.
The dinner showcases the music programs and its students in Jamestown schools. Rather than performing this year, middle school students will be working at it.
JHS Choir Director Cheryl McIntyre said dinner-goers will be treated to some entertaining tunes by the Vocal Jazz group and the Show Choir. The Jazz Band is also in top form, she said. The three groups are coming off a first-place win for the Show Choir, and second places for Vocal Jazz and the Jazz Band at the Jazz Festival recently held in Aberdeen, S.D.
“People will get top rate performances during dinner,” McIntyre said.
The Music Boosters formed four and a half years ago to support public school music programs. Its largest fundraising project to date was a new $25,000 concert piano for the high school. Fitzer said they’re proud to announce the piano is paid for.
To order tickets for the dinner, McMillan said people can mail a check to Music Boosters, P.O. Box 1121, Jamestown, ND 58402. The tickets will be held at “will call” for them when they check in at the dinner.
For questions or more information, call McMillan at 251-1071.
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