DeKALB – The DeKalb Music Boosters annual event, “Hats, Horses, and Harmony,” raised nearly $8,000 for the music programs at the middle and high schools this spring.
According to Valerie Vance, co-chair of the fundraiser, attendees were treated to musical performances by Wireless Sound, the combined Clinton Rosette and Huntley middle schools a cappella group, a DeKalb High School Chamber orchestra group, a DHS Jazz ensemble, and Enharmonic Fusion, the DHS a cappella competition group. The evening included mock horse races, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.
The event also commemorated the first induction into the new Hall of Fame. Members of the family of former teacher, musician, and community band director Dee Palmer accepted the Muse Award on his behalf.
The “Hats, Horses, and Harmony” event raises money to support music in the DeKalb middle and high schools. The DeKalb Music Boosters provide supplemental assistance for travel, equipment, and student scholarships among other things.
Vance said the boosters appreciate the sponsorship of many local businesses for the event. Donating at the Millionaire’s Row level were Hayes Body Shop Inc., RVG Commercial Real Estate, the Spahn family, and the Vance family. Turf Club sponsors included Austin’s Violin Shop, the DeKalb Masonic Lodge, First National Bank and Ken Spears Construction. Shaw Media sponsored the media for the event.
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