Amador Friends of Music to host band fundraiser tonight

Band group now numbers 230, making it largest campus organization

How about an evening that includes dinner, dancing, raffles and games along with musical entertainment?

All of that is on the menu of an event tonight hosted by the Amador (Valley High School) Friends of Music.

The group's sixth annual Magic of Music fundraiser will also include a silent and live auction, with music for the evening provided by the award-winning Amador Valley High School jazz band.

Called "The Sidewalk Café," the fundraiser replaces many smaller ones for a single night out to support the high school's band and color guard programs. The group has raised more than $175,000 in the past five years, leading to the purchase of $70,000 of instruments, $50,000 for new uniforms, $5,000 for a new golf cart and many other items.

Magic of Music chairman Steve Kirch said they have been able to support the growth of the band to 230 members, making it the largest organization on campus, comprising nearly 10 percent of the student body.

The event pays tribute to this year's marching band show, "Where the Sidewalk Ends," which starts with the entire band lying on the ground, forming a sidewalk on the field.

Tickets are $65--down from $75 last year--and there will also be a cash bar with half of the proceeds supporting the band. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

-- Emily West

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Posted by band mom
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm

This is a fun event! Good food, drinks and good music. And great things to bid on. All funds raised support the band program at Amador. There are 230 band kids to support!

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Posted by Question
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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