EUHS Spring Concert offers triple, ‘Superior’ music
By Reggie Elllis
exeter – Having trouble finding superior music on the radio? Why not drop the dial and head to the EUHS Auditorium to hear a collection of students who actually carry the title of superior.
The Exeter Union High School Music program will hold its second annual Outdoor Festival, Spring Concert & Silent Auction on Monday, May 22 at the EUHS Auditorium.
The Choir and Symphonic Band Concert begins at 7 p.m. inside the auditorium. Both choirs and the symphonic band are coming off unanimous superior ratings, the highest score one can achieve, at California Music Education Association (CMEA) competitions earlier this spring. Music director Kirk Clague said both the chamber and concert choir took home the highest marks on March 8 in Selma. The symphonic band took home back-to-back superior ratings on March 3 in Porterville and April 4 in Easton in Fresno County.
“Most groups kind of level off this time of year but this group just kept going up,” Clague said. “I was a little surprised at how good they were but they were a closer-knit group that fed off each other’s energy. The are one of the better groups I have ever had and it has been a beautiful experience.”
The Outdoor Festival begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Jazz Band performing in front of the auditorium during the Silent Auction and eat pizza and goodies. Clague said the Jazz Band has finished the year strong as well as recently returned from a trip to a Jazz Festival in Reno, Nev. where they watched a renowned piano trio and attended music clinics at the University of Nevada, Reno and will play at the Gateway Restaurant in Three Rivers on Saturday, May 20.
“For all of these students, this is like their final exam,” Clague said. “It is their final performance of the year. All of these groups are really good right now and you don’t want to miss them.”
Drawing tickets to win a set of Battle Drones or an Exeter Family Fun Basket will also be for sale ($1 donation per ticket). The Silent Auction and Drawings end at intermission and winners will be announced at the concert. However, you do not need to be present to win any item. Admission to the entire event is free but bring your checkbook or cash because donations are accepted and there are lots of great items, with over $8,000 worth of items at the Silent Auction.
Silent auction items include a Rustic Wooden Ice Box; tickets to the SF Ballet, SF Symphony, California Academy of Sciences, Chabot Space & Science Center; Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland, La Brea Tar Pits, Pasadena Playhouse, and a variety of Escape Rooms; Exeter and Visalia Oaks Golf Packages; Gift Baskets from Exeter Merchantile, In-N-Out Burger, Chick-Fil-A, A&W, O-Reilly, and Eagle Mountain; Handmade Wooden signs from My Crafting Romance; Lessons from David Unger Karate, On Point Pilates, and the Joyful Noise Music Studio; a quadcopter drone and collectible tractor; and lots more! In addition, gift cards discounted up to 30% will be available for purchase.
For more information and pictures of auction items, visit euhsmusicboosters.webs.com. To buy drawing tickets or to arrange a booster parent to proxy bid for you for an auction item if you can’t make the concert, contact Debbie Morley (559-429-5142 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to the community for its ongoing support and to all our donors for making this event possible! All proceeds benefit the award-winning EUHS music program.