A Grand Evening

 April 25, 2020  -  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Each year, our Performing Arts Patrons host "A Grand Evening".  This event brings together hundreds of performing arts families, students, and faculty for a fun and exciting evening of fundraising and entertainment.  This year's event will showcase music and props from the fall musical "1776", and will take place on Saturday, April 25th, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Grandview.

This annual event raises money, which gives the Patrons the ability to fulfill needs of the department that are beyond the budgets of the department, school and district. This includes providing clinicians, coaches and guest artists; replacing and repairing equipment; providing food and transportation for offsite events; and awarding scholarships each year to deserving seniors. The silent auction portion of the evening takes a small village to create, and there are lots of ways families can get involved.

  • Business Donations:  We are so privileged to have many local businesses and other organizations make generous donations, but we always love new ideas and opportunities.  If you own a business, know someone who does, or think a business you frequent or work for might be willing to contribute in some way, please don’t hesitate to ask for a donation for this important event. Donations are tax deductible, and their involvement is advertisement for their business!  We also are looking for volunteers to stop at local businesses by shopping area. If you are interested in helping out, please email/text Holly Vensor at vensorfamily@msn.com or 303-493-1492.
  • Class Baskets:  We also have a class basket portion of the silent auction with items donated by you, our performing arts families. We are bringing back our CLASS BASKET CONTEST again this year. The class with the most donations will win a pizza party! To be considered, your class donation MUST be clearly labeled with the Class Name, Period and Student Name. For example, Camerata/2A/John Smith. There are boxes in every classroom and any gift card donations can be given to Mrs. Bird.Attached is a list of class basket themes and items needed. We thank you in advance for your donations! 
  • Wine Cork Pull: Like a carnival game, only a lot more fun, participants purchase a “pull” and select a cork to win a bottle of wine (similar to drawing a prize from a hat).  Everyone wins, but we need donations of wine for the event. Consider picking up a bottle and donating it, or even re-gifting a bottle that may not be your favorite variety.  In order to make this successful, we ask that wine donations have a minimum value of $20/bottle.   ***Wine donations cannot be delivered to the school, so please email GHSPerformingArtsPatrons@gmail.com and one of our committee members will arrange for a pick-up.***
  • Committee Co-Chair Positions: There is a lot of work to be done for this event and we would love your help! We have positions open to Chair or Co-Chair the following committees: Donations, Class Baskets, Decorations, Desserts, and Cork Pull. All of these committees have opportunities to help if you just want to get involved.

The most amazing part of A Grand Evening is our performing arts students!  All of your wonderfully talented children perform that night: choirs, bands, orchestras, dance, and theatre performers put on a show that lasts all evening.  This is the only night of the year when all performing arts groups perform at the same venue.  This makes the evening a truly spectacular event!  Set pieces from the musical, “Hairspray” will be part of the decor that night!  Feel free to invite family and friends to enjoy this once a year occasion to see every performance arts group WOW you with their spectacular talent.  As this is our only fundraiser of the year, we do ask that every guest and volunteer purchase a ticket with the exception of student performers. More information will be coming soon regarding how to purchase tickets. 

If you are a parent to a freshman, a new student to Grandview, or are unfamiliar with this exciting event, please feel free to reach out to me, or to anyone else in Patrons, to answer any questions. 

A Grand Evening takes many volunteers to be successful and meet our goals.  We still have volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to get involved!  Join us in supporting this great department at Grandview High School!

Thank you,

Heather Zipp
Grand Evening Chair 


Grand Evening Chair
Heather Zipp

Grand Evening Shadow
Karen Wilson

Holly Vensor

Class Baskets
Jen Fichter

Jim & Rhonda Clark

Lise McClure 

Kate Arritola