SPHS showcases band and orchestra performances at annual Spaghetti Dinner Night

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The SPHS band and orchestra hosted its annual Spaghetti Dinner Night on Thursday, Feb. 28. Family, friends, and community members congregated in the SPHS gym to enjoy a both a night of music and an Italian dinner.

Band and orchestra members selected and performed compositions, ranging from film scores to classical overtures. Freshmen Emily Albornoz, Amber Chen, Chris Kulzon, Aidan Lam, Jason Liu, and Charlie Miller opened the evening with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Other notable performances included Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” and Luca Marenzio’s “Three Madrigals.”

“My group practiced a lot for this night and finally performing it for everyone was such a rewarding experience,” sophomore Jason Kim said. “We had a lot of fun listening to all of the other groups and the food was great, too.”

Attendees dined on spaghetti, prepared by parent volunteers, with marinara and meat sauce options. The evening’s menu also included salad and pesto breadsticks, along with pizza donated by Charlie’s Trio, Tomato Pie, and Mamma’s Brick Oven. To end the night, volunteers doled out slices of red velvet and carrot cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes, Shakers, and Cake Sensations.

The band and orchestra held an auction during musical intermissions. Community members walked away with bottles of wine, Pasadena Playhouse tickets, and spa treatment vouchers. The money raised from the entrance tickets and auction will be used to fund band and orchestra performances and competitions.

The SPHS winterline’s next competition will be held at Temecula High School on Saturday, Mar. 9.

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