Harvey can’t stop the Symphony By The Sea | Aransas County ISD celebrates the opening of the newly renovated auditorium

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On Saturday December 9, at 2pm,  Sunday, Dec 9, at 2pm, songs and symphony music will warm the hearts of many Aransas County residents with the annual performance of “Symphony by the Sea” at the opening of the newly renovated Martha Luigi Auditorium.

This premier event is a combined performance of our award winning Rockport-Fulton High School Choir (RFHS) and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. The event happens every year but Harvey wreaked havoc on its venue. The renovations included all new: carpet, seats, interior painting, ceilings, air conditioning, renovated stage, lighting, curtains and a state of art sound system making for an extraordinary reopening. “This was all done through insurance proceeds,” states Superintendent Joey Patek.

In spite of what Harvey has done to the homes of students, the RFHS Choir has had more students place more and higher in area competitions than ever before. Both students, back in their homes and others not in their homes, are performing. “The students have formed an incredible bond and are supporting each other,” said Cindy Duck, event chairman. “It is wonderful that the students in the choir can have this opportunity of performing with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra as well in the new facility. The RFHS Choir is the only high school choir the Corpus Christi Symphony will perform with.

North Star Insurance, RFHS Choir Director Mrs. Jaggard, students, school district employees and others have worked non-stop, tirelessly to make this opening happen. "The Symphony by the Sea" has become so important to the community, the school district not only knew they had to get the auditorium completed but made it a priority to have it in time for this event," states Duck.

The event is sponsored and paid for by the Aransas County Education Foundation.

“This is the Education Foundation's gift to the community, we are hoping for a sellout. This will mean so much to the community and to the students” states Duck. “Fine art is a big thing in Aransas County and always has been. This auditorium does so much for the district. We are just so excited to have it back,” explains Patek.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.acedfoundation.org

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