Photo by Matt Scholtz
The SPHS band and orchestra hosted its annual Spaghetti Dinner Night on Thursday, February 23. Guests were serenaded by student musicians while they dined on Italian cuisine.
The musical groups performed an array of pieces, ranging from pop tunes to classical compositions. Songs included Counting Stars by One Republic, One Day More from Les Miserables and Mozart’s Eine Kline Nachtmusik. Several song arrangements were made by South Pas’ students.
“The music was really good and it was nice to see a lot of students and teachers outside of school. It was a very enjoyable evening,” senior Jennifer Zhang said.
Charlie’s Coffee House, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Tomato Pie and other restaurants donated food for the event. The music program also held silent auction during the concert. Businesses like Trader Joe’s and 85°C Bakery Cafe donated items for guests to bid on. Other auction items included Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets, In-n-Out gift baskets and an LA Clippers hat signed by the team. Money raised from the event will go towards funding the instrumental music program.
“We spread [the profit] out. We’ll pay instructors, make repairs, buy music,” instrumental music teacher Howard Crawford said, “Everybody worked hard and I just like listening to the music.”