"Banding Together," a concert event to raise funds for the Meg Papadolias Endowment for the Performing Arts, will be held from 5-9 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at Ballydoyle’s, 28 W. New York St., Aurora.
The Papadolias Fund focuses on School District 129 students by providing scholarships, fostering innovative programs, providing funds for music and funding performance trips
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance online or at West Aurora High School.
This event will feature a number of local bands most of whom feature at least one West Aurora alumnus. In addition, there will be guest vocal appearances from a number of former West students. The music will include a wide range of fantastic originals and covers.
Scheduled bands include Darling Youth, which just won the 2012 WAHS Battle of the Bands; Hoss; The Jimmy Kingsway Band; The Kevin Trudo and Meathawk; Printer's Row and Acoustic Alternatives.
There will be guest performances by Jason Azem '85, Tyler Bachman '10, Jim Barsanti '81, Chris Galor '81, Jay Harrison '81, Brian Larkin '93, Pete Lindenmeyer '88, Bob Lisberg '87, Jenny Lupa '10, Tracey Sturdivant '87, Troy Thurwell '10, Andrew Papadolias '88, John Papadolias '85, David Cooper '94, Jeff Probst '94, Stepanie Leo ‘99, Jackson Schultz ’07 and more.
The Meg Papadolias Endowment Fund was established in Meg's honor to commemorate her 30-plus years of service in the West Aurora School District. It is administered by the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools. The concert fundraiser goal is to raise $8,000 for this event to provide fully funded status to the endowment. Can’t make the concert? Contribute online at www.communityfoundationfrv.org.