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Patrick Fogarty band hosting concert to raise funds for Carnegie Hall trip

School's senior band invited to New York after impressing judges at MusicFest; fundraiser planned for November 23
2018-05-17 Patrick Fogarty Senior Band
The senior band from Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School in Orillia is pictured at the University of Toronto, where the group won gold during MusicFest Canada. Submitted

The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School Senior Band struck gold at MusicFest Canada at a massive competition at the University of Toronto in the spring.

The local high-school band not only received the coveted gold medal; they received a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to play at Carnegie Hall in February 2019.

In order to raise funds for this much-anticipated trip to New York, the band is hosting a fund-raising concert at the Orillia Opera House on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, $20 for adults or $15 for students, are available through the Opera House Box Office.

The Patrick Fogarty band would like to thank TD Bank - Peter Street and Monarch Drive and the Orillia Performing Arts Forum for helping to sponsor this event.

We are looking for a few additional community sponsors and community members who would like to donate to the silent auction.

For further information about the event, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Nancy Metcalf, 705-325-9888 or

Thank-you for helping these deserving students get to Carnegie Hall!