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Spaghetti Supper: The First HSPVA Tradition

The Annual Spaghetti Supper, sponsored by the HSPVA Music Department, is a tradition that dates back to the inaugural year of our school in 1971.  Every single musician who has ever walked the halls of this venerable institution, has performed at Spaghetti Supper.

The supper serves as the primary Music Department fundraising project each school year, and features continuous entertainment by all of our student musicians in four separate venues across our campus.  The event is organized and operated each year by an army of hardworking parents who graciously donate their time and efforts.

 

2016 Spaghetti Supper Information pdf
  • 45th Annual Spaghetti Supper - Fall 2016

    45th Annual HSPVA Spaghetti Supper
    October 20, 2016    5:00-9:00pm
    2016 Event Chairpersons: Angela Foster & Kay Boyd
    Volunteer Coordinator: Kari O'Connor
    Ticket & Finance Chairperson: Carey Jordan
    HSPVA Friends Support: Alene Haehl


    On-line Sign-Up! Volunteer for this fun event!

    All committee information and volunteer shifts are on Sign-Up Genius. Follow this link to sign-up for a shift (or two!) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549a5ae2daaff2-hspva1

    Questions about committees or Sign-Up Genius?    Contact Kari O'Connor at 713-248-6313


    On-line ticketing!
    Purchase tickets at this link: hspvaspaghettisupper.eventbrite.com

    *The fair market value of each ticket is $15. Contributions over $15 may be considered tax deductible.
    Contact info@hspvafriends.org for more info.

    The ticket levels and descriptions are below. All volunteers and students need to buy at least a $15 ticket to be able to eat at the event.

    Individual Ticket PriceBenefits Associated with The Ticket at That Price
    $15 General AdmissionSpaghetti dinner and entrance to the event. (Note a small convenience charge will apply to the ticket price.)
    $45 Anniversary TicketThese tickets honor the 45th anniversary of this event. Benefits include a spaghetti dinner and entrance to the event plus recognition in the Music Dept. annual program for events. (Note a small convenience charge will apply to the ticket price.)
    $150 "Presto Pass"
    VIP Ticket which gives you special seating with wait staff in the VIP café for dinner and special reserved seating for all of the concerts, plus recognition in the Music Dept. annual program for events.
    $1,000 "Presto Pass with Parking"
    This Presto Pass (with above VIP benefits) comes witha a reserved parking place in the teacher lot for the event!


    Can I or my company sponsor the event at a higher level of giving?

    Yes, we welcome corporate supporters or families wishing to make a lasting impact on the HSPVA Music Dept. Per HSPVA Friends, donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


    Donors NeededBenefits Associated with That Donor Level
    $4,500 Gold Underwriter
    Donors will receive a Presto pass, a reserved parking place at the event, an opportunity to book a student ensemble for a private event, and premier recognition opportunities.
    $10,000 Platinum Underwriter
    Donors will receive a Presto pass, a reserved parking place at the event, an opportunity to book a student ensemble for a private event, dinner with members of the HSPVA music faculty, and premier recognition opportunities.
  • Donate a Homemade Dessert

    Donations are vital to the success of this event. We ask all families in the Music Department to make a tasty homemade treat for us to sell at our famous dessert table.

    Packaging Information:
    • Individual servings are generally sold for $1, although some specialty items may be listed for a higher price.
    • Artful packaging and thoughtful presentation is appreciated.
    • Clearly label the packaging of each item that contains nuts, listing the specific nut.
    • Clearly label the packaging of each item that is sugar-free, gluten-free, organic, etc.

    Best sellers in years past have included:
    • Brownies
    • Rice Krispy Treats
    • Sheet Cake (cut into squares)
    • Oatmeal Cookies
    • Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Lemon Squares
    • Cupcakes

    Homemade sells best, but we will gratefully accept store-bought items that taste almost as good as what Grandma would make.

    Items we will not accept:
    • Pies
    • Ice Cream or items containing Ice Cream
    • Items that require refrigeration
  • Lend a Hand

    Parent Volunteer Positions:
    Spaghetti Supper Chair
    Spaghetti Supper Co-Chair

    Parent Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
    • Ticketing and Check-In - Duties are to check-in guests and control entry. REQUIREMENTS: ALL volunteers must have a smart phone with a working camera and must attend a training class with HSPVA Friends staff. Dates of the training are TBD.
    • Volunteer Services - Duties are to check-in event volunteers and place walk-up volunteers in open positions or serve as floaters to other committees.
    • Event Set Up - Duties include setting up the dining and food service areas, placing stanchions in hallways, and designating reserved seating in performance venues.
    • Supplies/In-Kind Donations/Transportation - Volunteers will pick up donated supplies in the Houston area, deliver to HSPVA and assist set-up committee. REQUIREMENTS: Access to a Pick-up!
    • Food - Duties include food preparation in the kitchen, food service, and drinks.
    • Desserts/Bake Sale - Duties include setting up the bake sale, and selling the desserts.
    • Traffic/Hall Control - Duties include helping guests move efficiently in the building, providing guidance and directions, keeping the food line moving, and serving as venue ushers.
    • VIP Café - Duties include helping set-up and serve guests in the VIP Café for VIP ticketholders.
    • Clean Up/Event Breakdown - Volunteers will clear tables, take down tables, move chairs, remove trash, take down signs, pack and store supplies and other needed tasks.
  • Donate or Lend an Item

    We graciously accept the following donations:
    • Food Products
    • Printing Services
    • Postage & Postage Supplies

    The lending of these items is most appreciated:
    • Large ice chests
    • Canopy tents