Blair Performing Arts Program Launches Fundraising Campaign

A yearly highlight for Blair High School (Pasadena, CA) students is the production and performance of Ovations, a professionalquality musical cabaret event in which students showcase their hard work in a performance of numbers from various Broadway musicals.

Ovations provides Blair students the vital and wholesome opportunity to pursue their musical talents, passions, and creativity. Through Ovations, students create something that they are proud of and that the Blair community and all of Pasadena anticipates and enjoys every year.

This year, however, Ovations faces significant budget cuts that could keep the class and show from materializing as it has in the past. To combat this and keep Ovations running, the program must raise $6,500, which can only be achieved through generous donations.

San Gabriel native, Jane Davidson, who worked with Grammywinning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester on her fundraising campaign for her latest album, came to Benita Scheckel, Blair’s Performing Arts Program Director, with a potential fundraising solution through crowdfunding.

The pair have worked to launch a campaign on Indie Go Go with Davidson’s new artist development company, New Music Empire, and are currently working with the company’s visual media director, Elizabeth Chau of San Marino, to bring the program to life through videos and taking further advantage of the power of social media.

As of print, they have raised over $900 online and offline for the program, and the campaign concludes on April 6, though donations can still be made directly to the program after the Indie Go Go campaign ends.

The show will take place at Blair High School’s amphitheatre April 24-26 at 8:00 p.m.

The show must go on! For more information on Ovations and how you can help, visit:

For more information, please contact Jane Davidson at or contact (626) 4876201.

Blair High School, 1201 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 396-5820 or visit




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