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March 02, 2013 - Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts - Crescendo! Good Vibrations

What: A fundraising event to support the Colorado Music Festival and the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts

Where: Shelby American Collection Museum, 5020 Chaparral Court, Boulder, Colorado 80308-2228

When: Saturday, March 2, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $70

Gala Chairperson(s): Dorothy Myers and Staci Lupberger

Committee Members: Shelley Bernhard, Auction Chair; Alex Bullen, Louise Christopher, Ethan Hecht, Kathy Holcombe, Jane Houssiere, Mike Malenock, Faye Nepon, LaRue Perryman, Meghan Reidy, Walter Sharp, Lisa Volk, and Pris Walker

Welcome: Jane Houssiere, CMF & RMCMA Board President

Speaker: Ethan Hecht & RMCMA Students

Libations: Wine and beer by Superior Liquor

Catering: PJ's Catering

Music: RMCMA Jazz Combo and "Street Legal", 60's band

Sponsors: Pasta Jay's, Superior Liquor, Shelby American Collection, Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric, Indulge Bakery, Boulder Beer, and Pedroncelli

Auctioneer: Don Martin, Martin Auctioneering

Menu: Dinner stations serving pasta by PJ's Catering

Attire: Bell Bottoms to Bling (Black Tie).

Board of Directors: John Bernhard, David Brunel, Jan Burton, Kitty Dawson, Norma Ekstrand, Louise Grauer, Doree Hickman, Connie Holden, Madeleine Holland, Jane Houssiere, Gary Joiner, Tim Johnson, Caryl Kassoy, Glenn Lenzen, Arthur Lieb, Ted Lupberger, Melissa Mahaney, Victoria Marschner, Gretchen Minekime, Christopher Mueller, Bill Obermeier, Maryann Ruck, Timothy Schoechle, Walter Sharp, Alden Sherman, and Jim Williams

Blacktie Photos by: Janet Snell-Bergeon

 Jennifer Oltmanns and Sarah Goodroad
Jennifer Oltmanns and Sarah Goodroad

This year's Crescendo celebrated "Good Vibrations" in a big way! With a fun '60s style party, the 8th annual fundraiser for the Colorado Music Festival and Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts was held at the world-famous Shelby American Collection Museum in Gunbarrel. The cars were fun to look at, but the music and '60s style bell bottoms and peace signs were the real entertainment!

Guests arrived to the sounds of music from the RMCMA Jazz Combo, setting the mood for the evening.  While strolling through the fabulous collection of cars, guests were treated to dinner stations by PJ's Catering, serving hearty pasta.  A large selection of silent auction items kept guests busy browsing while they enjoyed dinner and a selection of beer and wine from Superior Liquors.   Discussion of how 'groovy' and 'far out' the event was could be heard throughout the crowd. 

Following dinner and the silent auction, new CMF & RMCMA Board President Jane Houssiere, welcomed guests, who were then surprised by a 'flash mob' led by Faye Nepon and the Broadway Boomers singing 'Age of Aquarius' and 'Let the Sunshine In'.  Next, Don Martin of Martin Auctioneering started off the live auction portion of the evening with a fun game of 'head or tails', followed by a wonderful selection of auction items, from an African Safari to Buffs tickets.  A direct appeal for donations was then led off by Ethan Hecht, the School Operations Manager, assisted by testimony from several students.

The evening was capped off by music from the '60s band 'Street Legal' and dancing to their classic tunes, and finally by Steve Volk, owner of Shelby American Collection along with his wife Lisa, starting some engines to keep the good vibrations rolling!

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