Published: Sat, March 6, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.
Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Seventh-grade student Jon Hutchinson, a trombone player in the Canfield Village Middle School band, walks off the stage after the seventh- and eighth-grade band's performance at the annual band spaghetti dinner Feb. 27.
Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Anne Davis and her daughter Leslie Davis, a freshman flute player in the Canfield High School band, browse the baskets at the penny auction during the Canfield School Bands' annual spaghetti dinner, hosted by the band parents Feb. 27.
Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Families, students and members of the community came out to support the Canfield school bands at their annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser Feb. 27. From left, Angie Wilhelm, Siobhan Fairchild, Marrissa Fairchild and Marina Masajo.
Neighbors | Grace Wyler .Aidan Minich, 3, puts his ticket towards a gift basket from TP Tools and Equipment during the penny auction at the Canfield School Bands annual spaghetti dinner Feb. 27.
Neighbors | Grace Wyler.Donna Bishop (left) and Sandy Ellis enjoy a spaghetti dinner prepared by the parents of students in the Canfield High School and Canfield Village Middle School bands. More than 1,500 community members attended the annual fundraising event at the high school Feb. 27.
By Grace Wyler
More than 1,500 members of the community came out to support Canfield’s school bands at a spaghetti dinner Feb. 27.
The annual event, hosted by the parents of students in the bands at Canfield Village Middle School and Canfield High School, took place in the high school cafeteria 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
“It’s a nice event because not just the band parents come,” Cathy Wirtz, the event chair, said. “We also have members of the community come out to support the band.”
Bands from the middle and high schools played throughout the day, including the fifth- and sixth-grade bands, the seventh- and eighth-grade symphonic and concert bands and the high school symphonic and concert bands.
The event also featured a penny auction and a 50-50 raffle, organized by band parent Jacque DeAngelo. The dinner benefits music programs for students in grades 5-12. Proceeds from the auction and raffle will go to the bands’ uniform funds.