The second biggest fundraiser supporting Alton's music program is being held a week from tomorrow. On Saturday March 9, the 10th annual Alton Band & Orchestra Builders "Music Matters" Dinner & Auction will be held at the Alton High School Commons. ABOB supports music education, equipment purchase and maintenance, and music scholarships.
The organization has been around for about 50 years. Alton School District Instrumental Music Coordinator Laura Plummer says this year's crop of musicians will entertain guests beginning at 6pm.
Doors open at 5:30 for viewing of all auction items and bidding on the silent auction items. Dinner begins at 7pm, followed by the live auction at about 8:15. To get your tickets, call 466-9240 or 474-6967.