The Reading Memorial High School’s Performing Arts Department is conducting a pre-Christmas raffle where the winner will receive 2 tickets with a $4,000 value to dine anywhere in the world. The tickets will include a two-night stay at a 3-star hotel, the air fare and the restaurant. The idea comes from Mrs. Vanessa Mulvey who first learned of it from the Salem Education Foundation a couple of years ago.

Vanessa has 2 daughters at RMHS. Julianne is a senior and Corinne, a freshman. Julianne is an accomplished bassoonist and plans to study bassoon performance at a university next year while Corinne is just getting her freshman feet wet.

Vanessa is a member of the RMHS Band Parents Association and Vocal Organization Inspiring Choral Excellence (V.O.I.C.E.), which are two of the parent groups that support our High School Band and Chorus programs. Their group leadership consists of parents from the RMHS Band Parents Organization, Reading Parents Supporting Student Theater (PSST) and Reading’s V.O.I.C.E. They work closely with Mr. Tom Zaya, Assistant Principal for Athletics and Student Activities at the high school. Vanessa obtained approval from each board of RMHS’ Performing Arts organizations to conduct the raffle.

You ‘d be right in thinking that it wasn’t an insurmountable hurdle to get the approval. At the initial planning meeting, representatives from each of the Performing Arts’ parent groups came together to talk about the logistics of this raffle sale. It didn’t take long for the discussion to go from how are we going to make this happen to dreaming of where each parent would go should they be fortunate enough to win the prize.

The 3 groups representing Performing Arts are very active throughout the year. The Drama Club, under the direction of Natalie Cunha, stages four performances during the academic year: one in the Fall, two in Winter and one in the Spring. There are over 200 students involved bringing theatre to the Reading community. Remaining performances for the current academic year are: Twelve Dancing Princesses in early February, 1776 The Musical in early March and Taming of the Shrew in early May.

The Band, under Joe Mulligan, has many segments including jazz, stage, marching, symphonic, percussion, and color guard. It can be seen supporting our student athletes by performing at many high school varsity games and special events like our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Fall Street Faire and Super Bowls when Reading High has appeared. They will be performing a holiday concert at the high school’s William E. Endslow Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm. The band has about 100 active student members.

Kristin Killian heads the Choral Group numbering 75 students. They are especially active during the Christmas season performing at the Festival of Trees at the Parker Middle School and the upcoming Choral Concert on December 15th at 7pm at Endslow. It is at this event that the raffle ticket winner will be announced. RMHS’s Select Choir can be heard in their popular caroling performances on weekends in December. Each caroling group includes a group of Select singers who are hired to perform at parties and in homes around Reading, spreading holiday cheer through their music. The Choral Group has also hosted a “Spring Into Song” event typically conducted in May.

As just mentioned, the drawing itself will be conducted at the RMHS Choral Concert on December 15th. The winner will be notified by phone and doesn’t have to be present to win. The winner can select the destination and restaurant while the travel agency, Sensational Travel, will choose the flight and hotel. Any upgrades in air travel or the hotel are the responsibility of the winner as well as incidental expenses associated with the trip. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Complete details are available at: http://tinyurl.com/RMHSPA.

The students have been very active in selling raffle tickets to their family and friends, at the various art group performances, Facebook, and the old reliable word of mouth now supported by emails. They hope to raise $10,000, netting $6,000 after the raffle’s $4,000 prize is awarded.

It’s not too late to get your raffle tickets as they will be on sale at the Dickens Faire at RMHS on Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 3pm and at the Winter Band Concert on Wednesay, December 14th. The Dickens Holiday Marketplace and Craft Faire takes place on Saturday, December 10th and is where Performance Art students get to carol, Shakespearean act or play a musical instrument on “Main Street” while visitors shop for holiday gifts or crafts being offered by participating vendors.

If the writer were lucky enough to win, he’d go back to Florence, Italy, the Renaissance Capital of the World where, if you’re not dining, you’re witnessing the artwork of the great artists like Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo.

The Reading Memorial High School’s Performing Arts Department is conducting a pre-Christmas raffle where the winner will receive 2 tickets with a $4,000 value to dine anywhere in the world. The tickets will include a two-night stay at a 3-star hotel, the air fare and the restaurant. The idea comes from Mrs. Vanessa Mulvey who first learned of it from the Salem Education Foundation a couple of years ago.

Vanessa has 2 daughters at RMHS. Julianne is a senior and Corinne, a freshman. Julianne is an accomplished bassoonist and plans to study bassoon performance at a university next year while Corinne is just getting her freshman feet wet.

Vanessa is a member of the RMHS Band Parents Association and Vocal Organization Inspiring Choral Excellence (V.O.I.C.E.), which are two of the parent groups that support our High School Band and Chorus programs. Their group leadership consists of parents from the RMHS Band Parents Organization, Reading Parents Supporting Student Theater (PSST) and Reading’s V.O.I.C.E. They work closely with Mr. Tom Zaya, Assistant Principal for Athletics and Student Activities at the high school. Vanessa obtained approval from each board of RMHS’ Performing Arts organizations to conduct the raffle.

You ‘d be right in thinking that it wasn’t an insurmountable hurdle to get the approval. At the initial planning meeting, representatives from each of the Performing Arts’ parent groups came together to talk about the logistics of this raffle sale. It didn’t take long for the discussion to go from how are we going to make this happen to dreaming of where each parent would go should they be fortunate enough to win the prize.

The 3 groups representing Performing Arts are very active throughout the year. The Drama Club, under the direction of Natalie Cunha, stages four performances during the academic year: one in the Fall, two in Winter and one in the Spring. There are over 200 students involved bringing theatre to the Reading community. Remaining performances for the current academic year are: Twelve Dancing Princesses in early February, 1776 The Musical in early March and Taming of the Shrew in early May.

The Band, under Joe Mulligan, has many segments including jazz, stage, marching, symphonic, percussion, and color guard. It can be seen supporting our student athletes by performing at many high school varsity games and special events like our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Fall Street Faire and Super Bowls when Reading High has appeared. They will be performing a holiday concert at the high school’s William E. Endslow Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm. The band has about 100 active student members.

Kristin Killian heads the Choral Group numbering 75 students. They are especially active during the Christmas season performing at the Festival of Trees at the Parker Middle School and the upcoming Choral Concert on December 15th at 7pm at Endslow. It is at this event that the raffle ticket winner will be announced. RMHS’s Select Choir can be heard in their popular caroling performances on weekends in December. Each caroling group includes a group of Select singers who are hired to perform at parties and in homes around Reading, spreading holiday cheer through their music. The Choral Group has also hosted a “Spring Into Song” event typically conducted in May.

As just mentioned, the drawing itself will be conducted at the RMHS Choral Concert on December 15th. The winner will be notified by phone and doesn’t have to be present to win. The winner can select the destination and restaurant while the travel agency, Sensational Travel, will choose the flight and hotel. Any upgrades in air travel or the hotel are the responsibility of the winner as well as incidental expenses associated with the trip. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Complete details are available at: http://tinyurl.com/RMHSPA.

The students have been very active in selling raffle tickets to their family and friends, at the various art group performances, Facebook, and the old reliable word of mouth now supported by emails. They hope to raise $10,000, netting $6,000 after the raffle’s $4,000 prize is awarded.

It’s not too late to get your raffle tickets as they will be on sale at the Dickens Faire at RMHS on Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 3pm and at the Winter Band Concert on Wednesay, December 14th. The Dickens Holiday Marketplace and Craft Faire takes place on Saturday, December 10th and is where Performance Art students get to carol, Shakespearean act or play a musical instrument on “Main Street” while visitors shop for holiday gifts or crafts being offered by participating vendors.

If the writer were lucky enough to win, he’d go back to Florence, Italy, the Renaissance Capital of the World where, if you’re not dining, you’re witnessing the artwork of the great artists like Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo.

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