Thursday, May 14, 2009

Heart Ball San Antonio - 25th Anniversary Gala

25th Anniversary - Silver Gala - Heart Ball San Antonio
Groove City Band rocks the house !!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009 was the 25th anniversary of Heart Ball in San Antonio, Texas.  This was the first time that Groove City Band was invited to be a part of this celebration.  The Heart Ball is San Antonio's most prestigious charity gala.  It is also the American Heart Association's annual bash, where they can highlight their accomplishments and raise funds for future research to combat heart disease.

This year, Randy Beamer from News 4 WOAI was the Master of Ceremonies.  The evening started out with a silent auction in the foyer of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel.  Dinner followed, then a live auction.

At $250 per ticket, the American Heart Association did a fabulous job of raising funds for their charity before the evening even started.  The ballroom was packed, with over 300 in attendance.  

After the live auction, it was time to dance!  Groove City did a great job of getting the guests on the dance floor.  We had heard that last year everyone left early, and that they usually did.  Well, this year we were focused on breaking that pattern!  At the end of the night, people did not want to leave!  Everyone was dancing and singing along, requesting songs and having a great time.  Mission accomplished.  After all, you can't call it a ball if there is no dancing!

While we played, our band logo was displayed on two giant screens.  Here is a pic of Jose, keyboard player, band director...... and photographer!  :-)

At the end of the night, we were beat, but it had been a great night indeed.  Here is a shot of the moon behind our Tower of the Americas.  The Grand Hyatt's loading dock has the best view in the city.  ha, ha

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