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Silent Auction and Dinner for the Ram Band

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Silent Auction and Dinner for the Ram Band

Photo by: Lizeth Gonzalez

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Lizeth Gonzalez, Business Manager

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The Ram Band had a silent auction and dinner, on the 11th of January in the commons in order to raise money for the organization. The four bands, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic, Concert Band, and Cadet Band, performed throughout the night including the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Austin Tran and Christopher Mustel. Tickets were pre-sold and sold at the door, pre-sold tickets where eight dollars and door tickets were 10, for faculty it was five, every ticket consisted a meal and drink. The drinks and food served were donated from Backyard Grill, Olive Garden, Raising Cane’s, Chick Fil A, and Texas Road House etc. The Band Booster Club worked for weeks in order to have food and baskets sold for the Silent Auction and Dinner. The Band earned over 9,000 dollars for the silent auction and dinner and put on a pre-performance before UIL.

Throughout the night the bands performed their music as entertainment for the parents and friends. Faculty were invited to see their band students perform their music. The first band to perform was Cadet Band, followed by Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. “I think the band did good, when they went out there they played well.” said Director Armando Robledo. All band’s performed piece’s of there UIL music and concert music as well. While all four bands performed, most guest ate and received there food. “It helped the students prepare a performance for UIL and established their confidence” flute and piccolo player Jennifer Rodriguez said, she performed for Cadet Band, Wind Ensemble and Cadet Band.

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At the end of the night Mustel and Tran conducted the Symphony Orchestra in there music from their winter trip to Chicago and new piece called Procession of the Sardar After all performances from the Orchestra and Band, the silent auction closed up while all last minute bets were placed on the item baskets and gift cards.

After a long and extensive night the band students cleaned up the commons and placed all their chairs and stands back into the band hall until their next performance on stage.

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