Don't Miss the 2015 LEAF Night of the Stars Variety Show!
Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual LEAF Night of the Stars Variety Show! This event has become LEAF's longest-running event. Come and see the amazing talents of our District 742 students on-stage at the historic Paramount Theatre. Performance Dates are:
- Friday, Feb 20 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Ticket vouchers are on sale from Tech and Apollo students and through all District 742 schools. One hundred percent of the proceeds from tickets sold through school groups is returned to the school program doing the sale!
Tickets can also be purchased online at www.paramountarts.org.
Please note: We encourage you to purchase a ticket voucher through you local school; however, if you purchase a voucher through a school or school group, the voucher must be redeemed for an actual ticket by contacting the Paramount. To redeem the voucher and reserve your seats, you can either 1) Go to the Paramount Box Office and trade the voucher for an actual tickets or 2) Go to www.paramountarts.org and using the drop down menu select “prepaid voucher” after selecting your reserved seat, or 3) Call the Paramount box office at 320-259-5463. You may also call LEAF with questions at 320-253-5780.
LEAF thanks our show directors: Denny Smith, Jason Parker, Gary Zwack and Nick Hollerman for their tireless work in preparing our students for a fabulous show! See you on February 20 or 21!
About Night Of The Stars
As part of LEAF’s efforts to save Junior High activities, the annual “Night of the Stars” talent show was initiated in April, 2002. This fundraising effort was initially held at the St. Cloud Civic Center. “Night of the Stars” promotes the work of LEAF and the impact of endowment-funded grant cycles for District 742 activities. For the first three years, the Civic Center venue for this event showcased athletic clinics and music activities. Alumni pro athletes Jim Eisenreich, Jim Fahnhorst, and Keith Fahnhorst have made appearances and outstanding music alumni have graced the concert stage. In 2004, Christopher Weldon, concert pianist and ‘92 Apollo graduate, provided clinics for Tech and Apollo students weekdays and then performed on the “Night of the Stars” stage. Tech’s own Krista Weis, class of ‘82, an accomplished music educator and conductor, returned to rehearse and then conduct a combined Apollo and Tech Orchestra. And ‘72 Tech grad and acclaimed motivational speaker, Mark Scharenbroich, was a masterful emcee for 2004’s star attractions.
In 2005, a change of venue moved the “Night of the Stars” to the Paramount Theater and introduced a new format. The 2005 stars were District 742 students, faculty, and staff; the format was a variety show appealing to all ages. The “Night of the Stars” Silent Auction, a hallmark of this event since its inception, was housed in the Paramount lobby. In 2006, the \"Night of the Stars\" was expanded to two shows, a matinee and a 7:30 evening show and in 2009 it moved to Friday and Saturday evening performances. The silent auction has become an \"on-line\" auction. With the hard work of the “Night of the Stars” event committee, this annual event has become a highlight of the school year, a great opportunity to raise funds for the LEAF Endowment and a chance for students and staff to be “stars for the night” at the LEAF \"Night of the Stars!\"
The Night of the Stars, held each February or March, continues to be a major fundraising event for LEAF, with proceeds divided between the school activities programs that sell tickets and the LEAF Endowment. The event has grown to where it is generating nearly $25,000 in revenue annually.
Major Sponsors Have Included:
Viking Coca Cola & Mike Faber Family; Lamar Advertising; Don Farleo Advertising & Design Company; Plaza Park Bank; Northern Star Therapy; Gray Plant Mooty; Northern PCS/Sprint; McKay’s Family Chrysler Jeep Dodge; Bremer Bank; Central MN Arts Board; Central MN Community Foundation; St. Cloud Education Assocaition; Holiday Inn & Suites; Eich Motor; Trobec Bus Service; Marco Business Products, Inc; Morning Optimist Club of St. Cloud; St. Cloud Administrator\'s Association; Spanior Bus Service; St. Cloud Surgical Center; St. Cloud Orthopedics; Schluchter Investment Strategies; Times Media; TownSquare Media; Palmer Printing; Proviant Group; Sheels All Sports, Inc; Yapel Orthodontics; MN School of Business; and Schnettler-Benning Construction.
NOTS Event Goals:
- Sell out the Paramount Theatre – twice!
- Raise at least $20,000 for the Leaf Endowment
- Give at least $8,000 directly to activities programs through ticket sales
- Increase awareness of LEAF and its Mission
- Increase awareness of the importance of student activities.