Fourth annual music and arts spaghetti feed fundraiser coming up

Music department prepares for its annual spaghetti feed to raise money for the 2015-2016 school year


In preparation for the music department’s annual fundraiser, D’Angelo Wilson, Jon Udell and Melina Mullin, sophomores, rehearse their song for the spaghetti feed. The spaghetti feed will be Thursday Oct. 29 in the new and old commons.

Eating spaghetti surrounded by friends, family and music has become a tradition for the music department of West Linn High School. For the past three years, the music department has put on its largest and most successful fundraiser, the spaghetti feed.

“It’s a really good showcase of the music department’s talents,” Zach Steinberg, senior and band member, said.

The spaghetti feed is a night where students in band, choir and orchestra come together in small groups and perform rehearsed songs. Not only is it a way for all three music groups to come together, but anyone who chooses to attend the performance is directly benefiting the music department at WLHS.

“This has been a huge success every year,” Kevin Egan, band director, said. “Thanks to the support of local businesses, all the money earned is given directly to the WLHS music department.”

Anybody can attend the spaghetti feed as long as they buy a ticket. The money earned from ticket sales is how the music department earns their fundraising money. Along with student performances, people who attend are served a dinner of spaghetti and salad.

“A big plate of spaghetti with breadsticks, salad and cheesecake just screams a great family meal that anyone can enjoy,” Egan said.

This year’s spaghetti feed will be taking place Thursday, Oct. 29 in the new and old commons of WLHS. The spaghetti feed will go from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., but it will be broken up into three performance times. A new performance will begin at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. Within each main performance times, each student group performance will last about five to seven minutes.

To be a part of the spaghetti feed, one only needs to buy a ticket and there are three different ways to do so. Tickets will be available at the door on Oct. 29 or can be bought with an order form that choir, band and orchestra students were given. The final way is to email [email protected] and ask about ticket purchases.

“It’s a great night of music with good friends and good food,” Egan said.