Local families, residents and businesses recently joined together to raise more than $10,000 for the Pleasanton Schools Educational Enrichment (PSEE) Foundation during a music show fundraiser at Pleasanton Middle School.
The "All for Music" event, which supported the fifth-grade band and strings program for Pleasanton elementary students, drew 500-plus parents as well as city and school district officials, plus the efforts of over 100 volunteers and performers on Sept. 30.
"A night full of music and dancing kept the crowd in awe as the amazing performances swept the audience off their feet," said Amador Valley High freshman Claire Shao, one of the hosts during the show. "This incredible event brought talented youth performers together to display their prodigious acts for this charitable cause."
The fundraiser included a "Music Instruments Petting Zoo" where young kids could check out different types of instruments as well as a show featuring Tri-Valley children performing in band, strings and choir ensembles, solo singing, drum performance, hip-hop and Chinese folk dances.
It culminated with a performance by local resident Barry Mew performing a dance on stage with a group of students to Justin Bieber's song "Baby." Mew gained recognition on a national stage in February when he appeared as the "trivia dancer" on ABC's "Live with Kelly & Michael!"
To learn more about the event or PSEE, visit pseefundraising.wix.com/psee.