Symphony Orchestra members to perform randomly to raise funds

VERO BEACH – Members of the Vero Beach High School Symphony Orchestra will be performing throughout the county – as Random Acts of Music – in an attempt to raise money to compete in the final round of the 2011 National Orchestra Festival.

Considered the most prestigious student orchestra competition in the nation, the festival will be held in March in Kansas City, Mo. Students will have to raise $750 each to make the journey over spring break.

The first fund-raiser, Random Acts of Music, has already begun and will run through the fall.

Vero Beach High Symphony Orchestra students will be performing as soloists or in small ensembles for donations at various locations throughout Indian River County.

“We cannot always predict exactly when and where students will appear as the name indicates,” said orchestra mom Debbie Smith.

However, one confirmed appearance will be the Stringsations Quartet, who will be performing at Pool and Spa Perfect, 715 12th St., Friday, July 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Smith said other places orchestra students plan to randomly arrive at and play include:

U.S. Post Offices – both the downtown and beachside locations;

Melody Music, 466 21st Street, Miracle Mile Plaza,

The Eye Clinic of Vero, 632 21st Street,

Casey’s Place, 917 Azalea Lane,

Busy Bee Nursery, 7445 North US 1,

The Humane Society Thrift Shops during their “Back to School Sales” Aug. 13 and 14,

Humane Society Animal Shelter, “No Flea Market” Sept. 18,

During the Green Market at Indian River Mall starting Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.

More locations will be coming on board later in the fall including Waves Car Wash, which will be holding a special event for students that will run all day, according to Smith.

The Symphony Orchestra students will also be selling several items this fall to help them accomplish their goals. Beach towels, handy tote bags and insulated tumblers all sporting VBHS logos will be sold during the upcoming school year.

“Please be generous in your giving,” Smith said, “and enjoy the chance to hear some beautiful music when and where you might least expect it.”

For updates, e-mail Debbie Smith at or visit the Vero Beach Orchestra Boosters and Alumni Facebook page.

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