This year’s Encore! Fundraiser was truly an event to be remembered. Our most successful event to date, Encore was our best attended ever and generated 160 student scholarships that will support our musicians as they pursue their musical dreams. From the traditional and unique side-by-side rehearsal with the Symphony Orchestra in which supporters sit within the orchestra to a joyous interactive percussion parade led by Opus students, it was an evening full of engaging performances and student presentations.
Encore! 2018 was also an opportunity to recognize two of our long-time supporters who, between them, have more than 20 years of shared commitment to music education. Anni Lipper and June Shillman have brought their time, their expertise and their financial support to so many SDYS endeavors and we’re deeply grateful for their commitment.
To honor them we presented a video that shared, in their own words, what SDYS means to them and their hopes for the future of support for our organization. Thank you Anni and June for all you have and continue to give the students of SDYS as they pursue their musical dreams!