Suffolk Education Foundation Gala

Suffolk Education Foundation Gala
Posted on 02/08/2022

Don’t Miss the Event of the Year! 
Tickets Sales are “Speeding Up” for the 7
th Annual  

SEF Gala to be held Wednesday, March 16th 

Here’s your opportunity to support the music, theater and visual arts programs  

in Suffolk Public Schools by attending the Suffolk Education Foundation’s  

annual Gala in Celebration of the Arts! Buy your Gala tickets now for a fabulous  

night of entertainment by our students. 

The seventh annual Celebration of the Arts will welcome you on Wednesday,  

March 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront (100  

East Constance Road.) Dress attire is encouraged. Proceeds will directly  

benefit the fine arts programs in Suffolk Public Schools. Over the years, SEF has  

returned more than $40,000 directly to the theater, art, chorus, band and  

orchestra programs who shared their talents. 

This year’s theme is “American Road Trip.” Award-winning entertainment by  

student orchestras, bands, and chorus groups will feature song selections to travel  

along America's great highways, celebrate its fantastic cities and states, and marvel at its landmarks and natural beauty. 

Song selections could include My Shot from Hamilton, Georgia on My Mind, Take Me Home Country Roads, New York New  York, Route 66, and Dancing in the Streets. Groups scheduled to perform include Northern Shores Elementary School  Chorus, Nansemond River High School Jazz Band, John Yeates Middle School Chorus, King’s Fork High School Orchestra,  John Yeates Middle School Jazz Band, and King’s Fork High School Chorus 

Also reflecting the “American Road Trip” theme will be displays of the original creations of student artists from all elementary,  middle and high schools that will amaze you.  

New this year will be dessert samples and dessert auction items provided by the culinary art students from the College &  Career Academy at Pruden. Think about apple pie cheesecake to represent New York, peanut butter cheesecake for Virginia,  key lime cheesecake for Florida, and possibly macadamia nut & pineapple cheesecake to celebrate Hawaii. 

The ticket price includes a Southwestern style dinner of boneless beef ribs and bacon-wrapped barbecue shrimp. A cash bar  will be available. But the highlight of the fun-filled evening of networking is seeing and hearing the talents of our local  students. Proceeds are returned to the participating schools’ programs. 
Tickets are $45 a person. A table for 8 is $325.  

You can purchase your tickets online at You can also contact [email protected] or call (757) 237-3249.