Thursday, November 12, 2009

BHS Music Boosters Celebrating Success of Gala Benefit Concert


The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association is celebrating its incredibly successful Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction, A Magic Music Night, held on the evening of Saturday, November 7, at the high school. The event not only broke all records for a single fundraising effort in the history of the Music Boosters with an overwhelming 450 in attendance, it also provided a substantial amount of the funding required for the Marching Band trip to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, in the spring of 2010.

In his introduction to the opening selection of the evening, “A Friend Like Me” from the Disney movie “Aladdin,” band director Matt Lovell likened the evening’s enthusiastic attendance to the Genie’s appearance after Aladdin uncorked the bottle. “As I see this show of support, it seems we’ve uncorked something else…a spirit of community and a spirit of friendship that is just absolutely as strong as a magic genie!”

The success of the Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction would not have been possible without the participation of our donors. The Music Boosters would like to thank the following establishments and individuals for their partnership in the Silent Auction portion of the event: A Better Way Pet Sitting and Errand Service, Andover Community Theatre, Blockbuster, Boston Red Sox, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s Grill and Bar, DM Faux Designs, Hey Art Lady (Sherry Hoffman, Owner), Creative Arts for All, Dani de Paris, Inc., Disney Store, Flatbread Company, Hollywood Tans, Legal Seafoods, Mahoney’s Rocky Ledge, Patterson’s Back Bay Dancewear, PC Healthstop and Pyara Spa and Salon. Also, Reagle Players, Real School of Music, Shear Madness, Showcase Cinemas Woburn, Snip-Its, Stoneham Theatre, Stream Productions Video and Multimedia, Summer Winter at Boston Marriott Burlington, Supercuts, Tupperware (Jodie Malatsky, independent representative) Virgo Haircutters, Wheelock Family Theatre and World Classical Performing Arts Society, Inc. Finally, The Fong Family, The Gregorio Family, Diane Mills, The Tomkins Family, Tim and Marcy Rose, and the BHS School Store (Alan McRae, advisor).

The Burlington High School Music Boosters would also like to acknowledge the following companies for providing the refreshments for the dessert reception held during intermission: True North Coffee Shop, Delicious Desserts, LaCascia’s Bakery, Hilton Garden Inn, Stop N Shop Bedford and Stop N Shop Woburn. Special thanks are also extended to John Middleton-Cox, Matt Lovell, Jen Agati, Leanne Reardon, our student performers, Donna Gregorio, the Burlington Department of Public Works, Chet Maguire, graphics designer Rachel Gregorio and all the volunteers who made this a night to top all nights!

The success of the Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction was felt on so many different levels, and enabled the Music Boosters to embrace and validate its mission to provide the music department and its students the necessary support to enrich their music experience during their years at BHS. We applaud all our donors, our students and the greater Burlington community for their spirit of community and friendship in making this event such a huge success.

This post was from the Burlington High Music Boosters Blog -http://www.bhsmusicboosters.blogspot.com/ .

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