All photos credit to Olivia Smith © 2017
Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland schools jazz program held its 18th annual Big Band Spaghetti Fundraiser on Saturday, February 18, bringing in more than $4,000 in ticket sales and nearly $2,000 from a silent auction and raffle.
“The students in the Loveland jazz program had an incredible performance,” said Bernardo Lopez, the high school jazz band director. ”They continue to grow and surprise me by attaining a new level of artistry every year. What a successful performance and fundraiser.”
Susanne Quigley, one of the organizers of the dinner said, “The student musicians in the Loveland Middle School Stage Band, the High School Jazz Studies Ensemble and High School Jazz Commercial and Contemporary Group are grateful for the generosity of local area businesses who donated raffle items, to the larger Loveland community for attending the concert – and not the least – to their band directors, Mr. Hueing and Mr. Lopez, for their dedication and passion in teaching the art of jazz.”
The perspective of a 6th grader after attending the Big Band Spaghetti Fundraiser
After my mom dropped me off at Papa’s house, we drove in his little Fiat, to the Loveland high school. When we got there we were seated in the cafeteria, at a long table. There were so many people at our table. After we sat down one of the students came and took our order. I ordered spaghetti with meatballs and garlic bread. Papa wanted the same. Another student brought our food out. I dug right in, while trying not to get spaghetti sauce on my white blouse.
“They were phenomenal!”