2017 Instrumental Music Giving Gala

By Helix Instrumental Music Association (other events)

Saturday, May 6 2017 6:30 PM 10:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 for individual ticketholders, or purchase a table of 8 for reduced per-ticket pricing and join us at 5:30 for a VIP champagne reception and an exclusive preview of our auction items.

Enjoy an open bar all evening, appetizers, a delicious catered dinner beginning at 7:00, dessert, and chocolate fountain. Don't miss the start of the live auction, which will kick off with a performance by our ever-popular Bagpipe Band!

After the auctions close, stick around for live music and dancing to the Latin-reggae-funk and World Music sounds of the San Diego band Maiz, featuring members of the B-Side Players, including our own Mr. Benge! 


Music in our schools is vitally important to the development of young leaders.  The award-winning Helix Instrumental Music Program includes approximately 150 students in seven different ensembles. We are extremely proud of the recognition our student programs bring to Helix and the La Mesa community each year and of the personal success stories and scholarship opportunities received by students who have gone through our department.

Each year our charitable foundation, the Helix Instrumental Music Association 501c(3), conducts a fun-filled evening dedicated to raising much-needed funds in support of continued music education in the La Mesa community. Our 25th Annual Giving Gala will be held on Saturday, May 6th, at Lemon Blossom Hall, 8235 Mt. Vernon Street, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. Proceeds from this event  provide repair and maintenance of instruments, outside professional instruction, transportation, performance opportunites, and scholarship funds. 


We are a 501-c(3) organization our Federal Tax ID is 23-7255896. 

This is our largest fundraiser of the year and our goal is to raise $25,000. We look forward to seeing you there!



Online ticket sales purchasers MUST bring a photo ID with them to the gala.  

This is a 21 and older event only.  No children, please.  

Please note that online purchasers will cover transaction fees. Fees are NOT included in the ticket cost.