On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Crescenta Valley High School Instrumental Music Foundation (CVIM) held its largest fundraiser of the year, its 9th Annual Barbecue Fundraiser. The theme was a Hawaiian Barbecue and was attended by more than 500 people. Everyone enjoyed a meal of Hawaiian barbecue, steamed rice, salad and homemade fruit kebabs. The Kona Shaved Ice truck was on-site again this year for an additional dessert treat option.
Parents and local businesses were generous in donating items to the silent auction, which offered more than three-dozen baskets created by music department parents, music students and local businesses. The auction was well-received and was a decorative highlight, in addition to a beautiful display of jewelry for sale from Linda’s Jewelry Creations, the business of one of the music parents.
Every year the fundraiser includes live music. Performances featured the CV Jazz Combo, The El Caminito Street Band, a Beatles tribute band, a student ukulele performing group, and also the high school’s award-winning CV Jazz Band, which sounded impressive as always.
CVIM is grateful for all of the talented student musicians who performed, for the music families and members of the local business community who donated to the event, and to all of the parent volunteers who came together and worked so hard to make the Hawaiian barbecue fundraiser such an enjoyable and memorable success.
CVIM is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides direct financial and volunteer support to the Crescenta Valley High School Instrumental Music Dept. All proceeds from the annual barbecue fundraiser go directly to financially support the CVIM. Those who were unable to attend the fundraiser and would like to financially support the hardworking and talented student musicians with a voluntary contribution can mail to P.O. Box 582, Verdugo City, CA 91046.
Submitted by David JONES