The community gathered in the SPHS gymnasium on Thursday, February 25 for an evening of music and dining at the annual Spaghetti Dinner Night hosted by the SPHS Instrumental Music Program. The event featured songs from band, orchestra, and jazz band. Local restaurants including Mamma’s Brick Oven, Tomato Pie, and Shakers, provided the catering.
Members of band and orchestra showcased their skills by splitting up into smaller groups and performing a wide variety of music. Some groups played modern classics like Radiohead’s “Creep”, while other groups performed more ornate pieces like “Adra’s Dance” and “Libertango”. Many groups also performed movie soundtracks throughout the event, featuring various tracks from Studio Ghibli films, The Incredibles, and Prince of Egypt.
“I liked how they took rock music and played it with orchestra pieces. The environment was very lively,” junior Emily Gilbow said. “The music was an enhancement to eating and having fun with friends.”
The band also hosted a silent auction, where attendees could bid on items ranging from electric guitars to spa days. All proceeds from both the ticket sales and the auction went to the band and orchestra programs.
“The gym was full of great music and great food,” senior and drum major Nolan Pokpongkiat said. “We had a great time performing our ensemble pieces and raised many funds for the instrumental music program.”