- Published on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 16:00
- Written by Town Crier Report
Tom and Gunilla Follett of Los Altos Hills will reign as King and Queen of the Mardi Gras at Music for Minors’ “Mardi Gras Mystique” benefit 6:30-11 p.m. March 5 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.
The fundraiser, a celebration in the New Orleans style, will cover the cost of training 20 new music docents. The Town Crier Holiday Fund supports the non-profit Music for Minors, which recruits and trains docents to teach music education to children in kindergarten through third grades. Founded in Los Altos, the organization began in response to state funding cuts that eliminated music instruction.
“Gunilla and Tom have been quietly supporting Music for Minors since its inception 35 years ago,” said Mary Powell, Music for Minors board president. “Their enthusiasm and energy are responsible for much of the community support we have received for over three decades. As a small local non-profit, we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”
Music for Minors continues to meet the strong demand for in-school music education throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, according to Powell.
“No other organization offers intensive training in comprehensive music curriculum as Music for Minors does,” she said. “Our training program produces highly qualified docents and music educators who deliver weekly lessons in traditional American and multicultural choral music as well as movement, appreciation and theory. Now over 10,000 local kids look forward to music as a part of their school day. How great is that?”
“Mardi Gras Mystique” will feature live music, including a taste of zydeco, by the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
A Cajun buffet dinner, with traditional king cake for dessert, will be served. Dancing to Suite Love Express is scheduled after dinner.
Tickets are $150 per person.
For tickets and more information, call 237-9130 or visit www.mfm.org.