UPPER DARBY ARTS AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION PRESENTS “UPPER DARBY, LIVE!” GALA

Over 700 Students and Faculty to Perform in Spectacular Fundraising Concert

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For Immediate Release, January 7, 2016

Contact: John Schmidt, 610-394-1580, www.udfoundation.org

Tickets are on sale at www.udpac.org or by calling 610-622-1189

January 7, 2016, Drexel Hill, PA • With the excitement of a Saturday Night Live! broadcast, more than 700 students and music faculty of the Upper Darby School District present one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most successful fundraising concerts.

The Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation announces its eighteenth annual gala fundraiser, Upper Darby, Live!, to be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill. A limited number of tickets are available for $25 to $60. For more information or tickets call 610-622-1189. Tickets are available online at www.udpac.org.

Upper Darby Live! is one of the largest concerts to benefit public school education to take place in the state of Pennsylvania. Presenting more than 700 performers ranging from kindergarten students to music faculty members, the annual gala is the event of the year in the Upper Darby community and sells more than 1,200 tickets each year.

Highlights of the Gala include Elementary and Middle School Honors Choruses; an Elementary Honors Band and Middle School and District Honors Orchestras; Upper Darby High School’s Encore Singers, Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir and an all-star faculty jazz band. Outstanding student soloists and a surprise special guest add to the excitement and professionalism of this event.

Since its inception in 1998, the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation has raised more than $1.9 million to benefit the children of the Upper Darby School District. The annual Gala has been a major source of these funds.

Upper Darby, Live! is the eighteenth fundraising Gala for the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed to enrich educational and arts programs in the Upper Darby School District. For more information visit the Foundation’s website at www.udfoundation.org.

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