The fifth annual holiday concert to benefit the music programs of Rail Road Flat, West Point and Mokleumne Hill elementary schools will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, December 10 at Mokelumne Hill Hall Town Hall. This benefit is always the evening before Moke Hill’s Open House and makes for a complete Happy Holidays weekend!
Once again, Los Angeles-based musician Drew Phillips and his band are playing and helping to organize the rest of the entertainment which will include a variety of local, as well as upcoming young musicians. Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 for adults; $5 for those younger than 12. Admission includes dinner during intermission of a variety of soups, chowders and stews, salads and bread. The Bake Sale and Auction is always popular.
The line-up of musicians as of press time include Drew Phillips; David Kelaita; Tanglewood- Felicity Morton, Abe Forgette and Zay Dyken; Strato; Blaine “Woody” Wood; Lois Brown; Kevin Fritson and Tom who are the Dogdish Duo; Marilyn Shrouf-Williams; Adam Gottstein of Over the Edge fame; student bands and other young musicians.
In past years, proceeds of the event have enabled the three schools to purchase and maintain instruments, and to pay for music assemblies and music lessons. The schools are also seeking donations of old or unused instruments, which are tax-deductible. Everyone welcome. Give the gift of music to your community schools.