Performing Arts Productions

The Big Band Cabaret and Silent Auction 

March 16, 2023

The Ernest Manning Music Program invites you to our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Students in the music program as well as guest schools will be performing and showcasing their talent. Funds raised from the event will go to offset the costs of tours, clinicians, uniforms, musical instruments and other enrichment activities.

Early bird pricing:  $30 per adult (over 18) before February 28

Regular pricing: $40

Students/seniors $20 (student performers do NOT need a ticket)

Tickets can be purchased by e-transfer to We also accept cash, cheque, credit card or e-transfer (preferred).

Tickets can also be purchased on-line line here:  TICKETS

Once your payment has been received, we will send a confirmation email that your party is on the guest list. No paper tickets will be issued.

What to expect

Music! The evening will be filled with performances while guests mingle and enjoy the silent auction, wine pull and many hors d’oeuvres and dessert items. The talented students in the Culinary Arts Program of Ernest Manning High School will provide catering.  (But please, no food or drinks in the auditorium.)  There will be gluten free and vegan options available.

Silent Auction

We are looking for donations! If you would like to donate to the silent auction with an item or with cash, please contact Shannon at

Event Details

Performances – The students in both Junior and Senior Concert Bands, as well as the Jazz Band will perform along with guest school bands. These performances will occur in the school auditorium.  There are also several performances scheduled for Main Street, the area outside the cafeteria.

Wine Pull – $20 gets you a ticket to “pull” a bottle of wrapped wine.  You never know what you are going to get.  Most bottles are $35.00 value but some are even worth $100!

To donate a bottle for the wine pull, drop off to the main office, Viviana in the band office, or contact Shannon at to arrange for a pick up. If you deliver wine to the main office, please be sure to mark “EMMPA” on it.

Cash 50/50 Raffle – Bring cash! Tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and the draw winner will take home half of the ticket sales proceeds. If you want tickets to sell to your friends and family, contact Viviana at The draw will be held at the end of the evening!  Someone will be rich! 

Silent Auction – browse and bid on a wide variety of donated items! Payment for items won at the event can be made via cash, cheque, credit card and e-transfers.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the event will run until approximately 10:00 pm.

Come and enjoy the music, the auction, the food and the fun!  

We hope to see you on March 16!

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