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Stockdale HS Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Hall Trip
$1,665 raised
2% of $75.5k goal
26 contributors
77 Weeks running

Hello Friends,

Thank you for visiting the supporter page for Stockdale High School (StHS), located in Bakersfield, California. 

The Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform in a showcase concert at the New York International Music Festival held at Carnegie Hall on April 24, 2018. This showcase concert is usually reserved only for collegiate level groups, making this even a greater honor. 

StHS Symphony Orchestra has received unanimous superior ratings at California State Rating Festivals for the past 26 years. Members of the StHS Orchestra always make up a large percentage of our local Kern County High School Honor Orchestra and Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra. Yet this momentous invitation to represent Bakersfield and Kern County at Carnegie Hall is unquestionably our highest honor to date. 

However, we cannot make our dreams come true without financial support from the community. 
We have to raise $267,500 for all 106 students, otherwise none of the members can go. StHS is a public school, therefore the school cannot charge students for the educational activity. 

Thanks to generous donations from many parents and patrons, the orchestra has been able to raise $179,000 so far, but we still need to raise an additional $88,500 to make our trip happen in April 2018. We are expecting some corporate donations to come in, so the goal of this campaign is to raise $75,500 by October 31st 2017. November 1st is the date we need to decide whether to continue the campaign or not, so your support from now through October 31st is critical to the viability of this precious opportunity. 

All donations are tax deductible, and you will automatically receive a tax receipt for your contribution. Any fund exceeding our goal will be used for command performance and field trip expenses.  

If you have questions about Carnegie Hall trip or sponsorship options, please contact Mr. John Biller, Director of Instrumental Music at Stockdale High School, at

We hope you will choose to support this once-in-a-life time opportunity for our young musicians to play at Carnegie Hall and Central Park in New York!  Please share our story with your family, friends, neighbors, and workplaces so that more people can support our 2,814 miles journey to New York. We will make sure to update our trip and performances in Carnegie Hall and Central Park. 


Thank you very much for your support! 

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