Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cannon senior's "Evening with The Beatles" raises more than $11,000

I blogged about Rachel Dyl, a Cannon senior, last month-- she was preparing to host "An Evening with The Beatles" fundraiser, and her school says it was a success.

She raised more than $11,000 at the event in an effort to help MusicalMinds, a nonprofit after-school program at Blythe Elementary that teaches classical music. The group wants to expand to other schools.

More than 200 people attended the sold-out event. The night started with a performance from three Blythe Elementary violinists, Ulices Garcia, Madelyn Mundy and Nadia Glenn

Other performers included Cannon's a cappella groups, the school's jazz group, an electric string ensemble, a pianist, a violinist, and a guitarist/singer. Rachel ended the evening with a classical piano performance and a grand finale sing-along of "Hey Jude."