Updated: Feb 13
The first-ever Garnet Valley Music Gala Concert & Fundraiser was held Sunday, March 24, at Garnet Valley High School. Featuring hundreds of Garnet Valley students ranging from grades 2 to 12, the concert was a celebration of Music in our Schools Month and a fundraiser benefit for MUSICOPIA, a non-profit that supports music education in the Philadelphia area.
Prior to the 3pm concert, students and parents enjoyed a reception in the auditorium lobby featuring refreshments, a glamorous red carpet "photo wall", and entertainment by the GVHS Jazz Band.
Thanks to the efforts of students, parents, and volunteers, the first annual Garnet Valley Music Gala raised over $7000 for Musicopia. At the conclusion of the concert, a check was presented to Musicopia representative Jessica Lynch. The funds will help Musicopia on their mission to provide musical instruments and music lessons to children in underserved areas in the Philadelphia area. Special thanks to our parent coordinators Jen Crothamel and Jodi Hamilton, Illumanize Inc. for lighting and sound, our student lights/sound crew, and all of our parent and student volunteers. A very special thank you to Joe Pulcinella for the amazing photos in our photo gallery below.
Performers this year included:
4th & 5th Grade Combined GVES BSES Chorus
Julie Yan, 5th Grade, solo flute
Belle and Tess Sawaked, GV E-School, harp duet
GVMS Flute Ensemble
Alicia Bartosik (11th Grade), soprano & Joey Rice (12th Grade), piano
Noah Hur (9th Grade), piano solo
5th Grade Wind Ensemble, GVES & BSES
GVHS Brass Ensemble
Alyssa Manzano (12th Grade), flute solo
Elementary String Ensemble, GVES & BSES
Jeffrey Lin (12th Grade), cello solo
BSES and CES Second Grade Singers
FINALE: Combined GVHS Band. Chorus, Orchestra with 4th & 5th Grade Chorus: America the Beautiful