By Nicole MOORE
On Saturday, Crescenta Valley High School’s Jazz Band held its eighth annual Korean barbeque fundraiser. The tickets to the event were $15 with proceeds benefitting the CVHS Instrumental Music Dept. The funds raised will help offset travel costs to competitions by the music department and will also buy new musical equipment for the students. Approximately 200 people came out to support the barbecue.
The volunteers who cooked and served food for the fundraiser were parents whose children are in the jazz band and students who are trying to complete the community service hours necessary to graduate. The fundraiser’s dinner included a main dish of bulgogi beef and spicy pork, as well as rice, dumplings, kimchi, Korean noodles, salad and orange slices as sides.
While in previous years the Korean barbeque fundraiser included a raffle this year the event had a silent auction. Various local businesses, such as Hill Street Cafe, The Martial Way, and Spa Pura, donated baskets for the silent auction. Various student groups, including the color guard and orchestra, also created themed baskets that were put up for auction.
Accompanying the silent auction were various booths set up throughout the quad at CVHS. For example, the CVHS Honors Music Society members sold homemade baked goods to help fundraise for their group. Linda Abrams, of Linda’s Jewelry Creations and mother of a jazz band student, sold her handmade jewelry with all sales made during the event going to the CVHS Instrumental Music Dept. Adding even more fun to the event was a snow cone truck parked in the campus quad.
Throughout the three-hour event, members of the Crescenta Valley High School award winning jazz band performed. Guests enjoyed the lively music and enthusiastic improvisations of the band. Midway through the event, traditional Korean performers also took the stage.