Auction Items (now silent & live!)

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS (You can now bid for these items online!)

Item 1:  Maestro for a Moment                                         

DESCRIPTION:     The Winner gets to Guest Conduct the Menlo-Atherton Concert Band or Orchestra at the 2017 Spring Concert for one full piece.  Up to two hours of private conducting instruction provided by M-A's Music Director, Kent Kurrus, if requested. 

VALUE:  PRICELESS!

DATES AVAILABLE:  Instruction provided in up to two sessions scheduled at mutual convenience, prior to the 2017 Spring Concert. Must be available on date of Spring Concert.

DONORS:   M-A Music Director Kent Kurrus         

BIDS:   (To bid for this item online: Comment below using your real email and name, the amount you bid (in increments of $50) and we will transcribe these bids onto the starting sheets that will be used at the Big Band Dance.  Final bids will be those received at the BBD on Jan. 21st, by 9:45 pm.)


Item 2:  Football/Pep Band Fan Package

DESCRIPTION:    Enjoy the upcoming Menlo-Atherton Football season and cheer on the 2016 CCS Champion Bears for the 2017 season in the lap of luxury, while Kent Kurrus and the M-A music students perform as the team pep band. Includes two fan stadium seats, two M-A fleece blankets, and two tickets and two game programs to each home football game.  Best of all, following the Auction, we will present you with a framed photograph of the 2016 Pep Band signed by each member, thanking the winner for their support of the Pep Band and Football Team. This past season, with the help of the Pep Band, the M-A football team went all the way to the California State Championships! 

VALUE:  $1,000

DATES AVAILABLE:  Good for the 2017 season.

DONORS:   The M-A Football Association and the M-A Athletic Boosters    


Item 3:  Be Our Guest

DESCRIPTION:    You get to schedule use of our private Guest Cottage for a secluded, tree-lined escape in Atherton (1 mile away from M-A) for yourself or your out-of-town visitors for up to seven nights. The cottage sleeps up to four and features a fully-equipped kitchen, family room with cable TV, separate bedroom with a king-sized bed with down pillows and down blankets, a pull-out queen futon bed, jacuzzi tub and sky-lit shower.  Combined with use of the cottage, you will have access to a private tennis court, pool with spa, shaded hammock, kids' play structure and rope swing, artisan tree-house and kid-friendly koi pond. This escape package provides everything a family could want for a private, resort-like stay-cation for you or destination experience for your out-of-town visitors. Our guests are greeted with a basket of fresh fruit, assorted treats and a bottle of champagne, to make you feel right at home.  

VALUE:  $1,500!

DATES AVAILABLE:  May be used for one continuous stay at any time through the summer of 2018, if mutually convenient dates are agreed upon.

DONORS:   The Tiemann Family

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIDS:   (To bid for this item online: Comment below using your real email and name, the amount you bid (in increments of $50) and we will transcribe these bids onto the starting sheets that will be used at the Big Band Dance.  Final bids will be those received at the BBD on Jan. 21st, by 9:45 pm.)


 

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS (Will be live auctioned during BBD)

Item 1:  Dinner by Kent Kurrus

Kurrus Dinner for SixDESCRIPTION:    Enjoy and entertain your favorite guests with a fabulous gourmet, four-course dinner for as many as six people at the Winner's own home, prepared and served by Menlo-Atherton's own Music Director, Kent Kurrus.  Paired dinner and dessert wines appropriate to the menu agreed to with Kurrus shall be donated by Jonathan Tiemann and Valerie Gardner. (Alternative dinner venues may be available, if desired).

VALUE:  PRICELESS!

DATES AVAILABLE:  Any mutually acceptable date in 2017.

DONORS:   M-A Music Director Kent Kurrus & the Tiemann Family    


Item 2:  Host Your Own Musical Soiree 

DESCRIPTION:    We will help you bring culture and cuisine together in the comfort of your own home by designing and planning your own home concert and paired dinner party to suit your preferences for up to twelve dinner guests.  We will help you plan your choice of duet music for piano and violin, combined with a menu to be prepared and catered in your home to accompany your musical soiree, along with as much musical interaction and/or discussion as you might like. Hazel Keelan, violinist, and Justin Schrum, Pianist, will bring their performance talents as well as their experience as music educators and performers, and Keyko Pintz will work with you to plan a distinctive dinner menu to help you craft the kind of event that will make for a completely unique evening for you and your guests.  

VALUE:  PRICELESS!

DATES AVAILABLE:  To be scheduled at mutual convenience, ideally in a home with a piano.

DONORS:   Hazel Keelan, Justin Schrum, Keyko Pintz


Item 3:  Tahoe Ski Cabin for Three Nights

DESCRIPTION:    Enjoy up to three nights in a charming, modern and well-equipped Ski Cabin in Truckee, California, located 25-35 minutes from Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Sugar Bowl ski areas.  This private Ski Cabin features four bedrooms and two baths and comfortably sleeps up to eight people.  It has a fully-equipped kitchen and breath-taking views from the great room (which also features a fire-place) and the private deck. 

VALUE:  $2,500!

DATES AVAILABLE:  May be used any time in 2017, if mutually convenient dates are agreed upon.

DONORS:   Nanhi Singh and Debashish Sinha     

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIDS:   (To bid for this item online: Comment below using your real email and name, the amount you bid (in increments of $50) and we will transcribe these bids onto the starting sheets that will be used at the Big Band Dance.  Final bids will be those received at the BBD on Jan. 21st, by 9:45 pm.)


Item 4:  Private Jazz Combo Band Performance

DESCRIPTION:    You get to schedule a date to have the award-winning Menlo-Atherton Jazz Band Combo perform at your own choice of venue and event.  This superb combo will entertain and wow your guests, while providing entertainment music, Swing dance music or sophisticated jozz music to schmooze by, whether at your own birthday, holiday or anniversary party or for a fundraiser that you wish to host. We will provide all of the necessary sound system equipment and do all set-up and break-down required. 

VALUE:  PRICELESS!

DATES AVAILABLE:  May be used any time through the summer of 2017, if mutually convenient dates are agreed upon, prior to when our students leave for college!

DONORS:   The M-A Jazz Combo


 

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