The Richfield Springs Central School Vocal Performing Arts Boosters and the RSCS Band Boosters are joining forces and providing an afternoon of great food and entertainment that is sure to please both your appetite and your appreciation for the music students at Richfield Springs Central School. On Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., a roast pork dinner will be held at the Church of Christ Uniting on Church Street, in Richfield Springs.
The menu promises to be a sumptuous roast pork dinner with all the fixings including mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, applesauce, roll and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children under 10.
The RSCS Band Boosters and Vocal Performing Arts Boosters recently met to firm up plans for the roast pork dinner this coming Sunday, March 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs. Both groups are comprised of people who are supporters of the music students at Richfield Springs Central School. The dinner is billed as having ‘great food and entertainment,’ (Photo by Bruce Watson)
Throughout the afternoon, diners will be wowed by the high school and middle school students that comprise the RSCS chorus and RSCS jazz band. It promises to be an afternoon of listening to talented students who have been under the direction of the RSCS music department since kindergarten. Parents of students are volunteering to work the kitchen and provide patrons with a “how-can-you-pass-this-up” meal.
Both booster groups are uniting in this effort to help the band and choir members offset the cost of their May trip to Six Flags New England. According to Lisa Mang, member of the newly formed RSCS Vocal Performing Arts Booster Club, the long standing Marching Indian Band Boosters share students who participate in both band and choral groups.
“The church fellowship hall is handicapped accessible and has plenty of seating,” offered Mang. “No one will walk away hungry. We’ve had several combined meetings to plan this endeavor that was deliberately planned in March, which is designated as ‘Music in Our Schools’ month.”
The Band Boosters have a long standing relationship with the school supporting the instrumental music program and providing much needed support, especially when parade season begins and the Pageant of the Bands in Sherburne arrives in early June. They also provide scholarships which are awarded at graduation, and hosted a refreshment hour following the Holiday Concert in December.
The Performing Arts Boosters lend a hand during musicals and whenever the vocal music department needs parent support during concerts, rehearsals and the many hours of costume sewing, make-up and behind the scenes efforts when a musical is staged.
“We’re hoping people will come out and support our kids in this fundraiser to see them off to Six Flags later this school year,” offered Mang.
Bruce Watson is a freelance writer for The Mercury and currently substitutes for ODY. He is a recent retiree of RSCS.