Thank you

Posted: Friday, November 01, 2002

...for the support.

The Juneau Symphony's 40th anniversary concert season is off to a great start. We spent extra time rehearsing in Centennial Hall to make sure we would produce the best audio and visual experience possible for our audience on Oct. 26 - with great results. The hall was packed, but even those in the back could see and hear well, thanks to sound enhancements by Albert McDonnell of Skatebottom Sound and video projection by Randy Burton of KTOO.

Special thanks go to BP, the sponsor of Saturday's concert. Without the generosity of BP, we simply couldn't have produced such a fine concert. Additional thanks are due to Princess Tours and driver Peter Anderegg, for lending us a van for the weekend to transport our equipment to Centennial Hall; to the Juneau Empire, for its continued support of our Concert Conversations series; to our excellent house manager Llewellyn Lutchansky and her hardworking volunteer corps, Donna Mayfield, Janand Grayson Carlile, Robert and Nancy Fletcher, Tuula and Jim Marquardt, Catherine Wallen, Larry White, Randy Rice, Taffy Arlen, Alec Carson, Tanson Peoples, Britney Page and Jane Longenbaugh.

To Centennial Hall staff; to Mike Peterson of United Parcel Service who delivered a fog-delayed package at midnight so the show could go on; and to special volunteers Wilson Valentine and Bruce and Roald Simonson, for standing ready to assist with the myriad details of concert production.

Our accompanying silent auction raised funds to support Symphony operations. Thanks to the following businesses and individuals for donating such wonderful auction items: Alaskan Dames and Alaskan Gents Consignment Shop, Ethel Berge, Rob Bosworth, Capital Records, Donald R. Douglas Photography, Amy Dressel, Gordon and Elizabeth Evans, Evergreen Therapeutics, Sharon Hatch, Rick Houck, Dan and Lorinda Kassner, Judy Knight, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, The Alaska Club/Juneau Racquet Club, KTOO, Robert Minch and Mary Borthwick, Lucy Merrell, Natural Nails by Zeela, Rick Pearson, Perseverance Theatre, Rie Munoz Gallery, Seventh Heaven, Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy, Specialty Imports of Alaska, Heidi Vogel, Shayla Roddy Walker, Dr. Bob White, Jetta Whittaker, Barbara Wilmot, Dr. Elizabeth Wolfe, and Ardyne Womack. Thank you to all patrons who purchased auction items to support the Symphony, too.

Finally, we are indebted to the Rasmuson Foundation for funding the purchase of a pedal harp for the Juneau Symphony. We are delighted to have a real harp in our orchestra now, and we plan to perform many more pieces featuring the harp so that we can show off this beautiful instrument.

Our next concert will take place Feb. 1, 2003. Mark your calendar now to get your tickets early, since we're sure to fill Centennial Hall to capacity again!

See you at the Symphony,

Kyle Wiley Pickett, Artistic Director, and the Juneau Symphony Board of Directors

...for the help.

Thank you for you generous donation of time to our Harvest Carnival fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 26. We sold more food, set up more activities, registered more participants, and raised more money than ever before.

Because of your dedication to Glacier Valley School, teachers and students will benefit in many ways. Field trips, buses, books and classroom supplies are all purchased with money raised at events such as the Harvest Carnival.

Thank you for your wonderful efforts!

Staff and Students,

Glacier ValleyElementary School

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