UW-Whitewater Music Department’s Annual Holiday Gala Celebration

UW- Whitewater Music Department presents the Holiday Gala Concert, Dinner, and Silent Auction on Saturday, December 1, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm. An annual holiday tradition, this year will be filled with joyous sounds from nearly every student ensemble throughout the Young Auditorium facility. Small ensembles will play prior to the performance, during intermission, and immediately following the large concert throughout the building. The event includes a dinner in the Kachel Center at 6:00 pm, a silent auction in the Fern Young Terrace starting at 7:00 pm, and the concert at 7:30 pm in Young Auditorium. All proceeds benefit the Music Department scholarship fund. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling (262) 472-2222, online at tickets.uww.edu, or in person at the Greenhill Center of the Arts box office (950 W. Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190).

Our concert line-up includes selections from Handel, the Nutcracker, and more. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will play a WORLD PREMIERE version of “Winter’s Breath” by UW-W alumni, Jeffrey Ouper. Several small ensembles including flute and percussion will also play throughout the evening in various spaces throughout the building. Starting at 7:00 pm, auction items will include weekend getaways, restaurant gift certificates, hand-crafted items, and more. This year’s FEATURED AUCTION ITEM is a pair of tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm. The seats are located mid-field, Section 119, Row 55, Seats 17 & 18. The perfect gift for the holidays awaits your winning bid.

“Did you know that our students win numerous awards each year?” Department Chair Mike Dugan states. “UW-W Music students have won more prestigious Gaarder Awards than any other school, an award that is given out annually to one music student in the state of Wisconsin. This last year, one of our students was the recipient of the ASTA Student Exemplary Service Award, a nationally prestigious award that goes out to one student per year. Each year, this holiday tradition helps the department raise funds that go directly to our students through scholarships. What better holiday gift to give than the gift of education?”

Join us for the event of the season and create some new traditions on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Young Auditorium. New opportunities this year are available by purchasing dinner and the concert as a package or purchasing an entire event table which includes 8 tickets to the dinner and the concert. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling (262) 472-2222, online at tickets.uww.edu, or in person at the Greenhill Center of the Arts box office (950 W. Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190).

Event Tables (includes 8 dinners and 8 concert tickets)

Table $350

Dinner & Concert Packages (available until November 1)

General Public $45

Over 65/Under 18/Student $40

Single Tickets 

Dinner: $30 (available until November 16)

Concert: General Public: $18, Over 65/Under 18/Student $13

*$2 more when purchased at the door

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