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Gala 2023

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High Notes Gala 2023

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This is the 13th High Notes Gala which provides significant financial support for our many programs and helps to sustain our work. We hope to inspire you to make a difference for students and educators in the Allentown School District through your participation in the High Notes Gala as a sponsor or advertiser and/or as an attendee.  Please see the Sponsors and Advertisers information sheet to learn more about various support opportunities.

Why have the Gala?

One of the greatest qualities of living in the Lehigh Valley is the sense of community we share. The High Notes Gala gives us a venue to spend time with old and new friends while supporting the Allentown youth and enjoying performances in music, theatre, dance and poetry by talented students enrolled in ASD schools.

With a mission to encourage, promote, support, and fund positive educational experiences for students in the Allentown School District, the ASDF Board is pleased to provide student experiences through:

  • Artist Residencies: Two teaching artists provided 8-week sessions with elementary students learning about the Great Barrier Reef using oil pastels at Union Terrace and Ramos Elementary Schools; and learning about non-fiction texts like almanacs and cookbooks using paper arts at the Newcomer K6 Academy and Jefferson Elementary School.
  • Music: Students are learning to play the violin and viola at Raub Middle School through lessons provided by El Sistema.
  • Literacy: Volunteers have resumed their weekly visits to kindergarten and first grade classrooms, and three orientation sessions this fall have helped increase the number of active volunteers to 52. We would love more!
  • Science Fair: Students are preparing their projects. Come to the event in June!
  • Teacher Innovation Grants: $26,180 was awarded to 20 teachers in 13 schools in December.
  • Middle School Latin Dance, RBI and DRIVE baseball, and more!

Please plan to join us! If you cannot, perhaps consider placing an ad in the Gala program or signing on as a Sponsor. We always have a waiting list of people who would like to attend should donated tickets become available.

Questions?  Contact Vicki Newhard, ASD Foundation Administrator, at 484-765-4121 or

Special thanks to our 2023 High Notes Gala Maestro, Soprano, Alto Sponsors

Major Gala Sponsors 2023