By Sarah Janigian,
Director of Special Events
Tickets are now available for the 28th annual Archbishop Mitty High School Black and Gold Gala featuring actor and comedian Billy Gardell on November 2 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. The event is hosted by the Archbishop Mitty Board of Regents.
Gardell, who will star in a new CBS sitcom Bob Abishola this fall, will share the stage with Archbishop Mitty student performers, as they dazzle the audience with their amazing talent. The gala is one of the most popular events in the South Bay, and proceeds will benefit the school’s general endowment fund.
“What I love most about the gala is it provides a setting for our community to gather and for the school to show off some of its most talented students,” said Mason Kimont, Executive Director for Advancement. “It is truly a highlight of every school year!”
The evening includes pre-event receptions for alumni and underwriters, a gourmet dinner, on-stage entertainment, and dancing after the show. Students from Jazz in the AM, jazz band; The Royals dance ensemble; Exodus, liturgical rock band; Pardon My French, improv group; and Kind of Blue, jazz choir will be performing.
For senior Trent Lawson, who will perform as part of Exodus this school year, the event is a chance to take the stage with some of the best performing arts students on campus as well as professional talent.
“Since freshman year, I’ve dreamed of performing on that stage in front of my whole school and getting to do that for the first-time last year was nothing but amazing,” he said. “The amount of talent around me is like nothing I’ve witnessed.”
A sell-out audience is expected, so do not delay in making your reservation.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mitty.com/blackandgold.