By YooJin SHEEN, intern
The Crescenta Valley High School quad bustled with music, festivity and food last weekend as the school’s Instrumental Music program (CVIM) held its fifth annual Korean barbecue. Despite sweltering temperatures, the community supported and participated in CVIM’s largest fundraiser of the year.
A change from previous years was the meat served wasn’t galbi but bulgogi beef. Many enjoyed the new menu, which was accompanied by rice, man doo (dumplings), salad, japchae (noodles), fresh oranges and beverages.
Previous CVIM Korean barbecue fundraisers resulted in measurable success, raising approximately $5,000 each year. This year, hundreds of tickets were pre-sold by CVHS parents and students at $10 each and nearly 100 more were sold at the door.
Appetizing food was not the only delight provided for the attendees; raffle tickets were distributed providing a chance to win the grand prize: two Disneyland Park Hopper tickets. Other prizes were donated by parents and local stores, including a Fender guitar by Grayson’s Tune Town, a Merle Norman gift basket, a certificate for a family sitting by Bronson Photography plus various gift cards. Prizes were distributed throughout the entire morning and afternoon by Mathew Schick, Instrumental Music Dept. director.
Of course a fundraiser for the music department would not be complete without live music and performances. CV’s Jazz Band, which achieved numerous superior ratings at events during the year, performed a few of its jazz tunes. In addition, a sa-mul-nori traditional percussion group was sponsored by the school’s Korean class to perform traditional Korean music.