Monday, December 3, 2012

Reminder: Franklin High School Winter Concert - Silent Auction


The Franklin High School Winter Concert will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 4th at the Thomas D. Mercer auditorium at Horace Mann Middle School, 214 Oak Street. This highly anticipated event promises to be a warm and festive evening for music students, their families and the community. Concertgoers will enjoy performances by the Franklin High School Orchestra, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Leighanne Rudsit, as well as the Chorus, Select Chorus and A Cappella groups directed by Michael Sansoni. A selection of classic and contemporary pieces will be performed, and the 2012 music scholarship winners will be recognized.

The Franklin Music Boosters, Inc. will once again be hosting a silent auction and reception at the concert. Franklin Music Boosters, Inc. is a parent organization which supports the entire Franklin Public School Music Program grades 6-12. Last year many generous area businesses as well as music students, their families and faculty members donated items and refreshments for the auction which was highly successful, raising over $2,500. Through fundraising efforts such as this throughout the year, the Music Boosters sponsor concerts and special events; finance the purchase of musical equipment and uniforms; fund private lessons and scholarships, and provide transportation for performance trips, competitions and outings for music students.

Silent auction bidding will begin at 6:30 when doors open, and resume at intermission when complimentary refreshments will also be served. Donations of auction items and refreshments for this year’s event are still being accepted. Area businesses and individuals who wish to donate please contact Cindy Gleichauf, 508-397-5204 or cindygleichauf@gmail.com. For more information about getting involved with the Franklin Music Boosters, contact Amy Czuba, amyczuba@gmail.com.