ALTON — Music is Super, the annual Alton Band & Orchestra Builders Dinner Auction, will take place Saturday, March 12, in the Alton High School Commons.
The cost is $25 per person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner, catered by Tony’s Restaurant, starts at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the AHS Jazz Combo and Symphonic Orchestra. A large variety of silent and live auction items will be available; Mike Harman will be the live auctioneer.
To make a reservation, make a donation or sponsor an ad, call (618) 466-9240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An online payment system is available at www.abob.net. ABOB is a registered nonprofit organization in Illinois and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Proceeds benefit more than 800 students in the Alton School District band and orchestra program, elementary through high school. About 40 percent of students in band and orchestra use a school district instrument, and ABOB provides the funds to repair and maintain these instruments. ABOB also provides scholarships for private lessons and music camps and funds the Alton Middle School Schumann Chamber, Alton High School Symphonic Orchestra, and Marching 100’s fees and travel to competitions and festivals. Events like the Dinner Auction help ABOB give students outstanding musical opportunities.
“For more than 60 years ABOB has supported our music program and we are extremely fortunate to have parents and a community who are passionate about making sure all students in the Alton School District have access to an outstanding music education,” a press release states.