Gala Tickets Now on Sale – A Night at the Movies – April 27

Don’t Miss the Event of Year
  Last year’s Gala sold-out, so get your tickets now!  


Here’s your opportunity to support the music and art programs in Suffolk Public Schools by attending the Suffolk Education   Foundation’s fourth annual Gala in Celebration of the Arts in Suffolk Public Schools! 

Buy your Gala tickets now for a dinner and a fabulous night of entertainment by our students.  The fourth annual Celebration of the Arts will welcome you on Friday, April 27  from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront (100 East Constance Road.)  Proceeds will directly benefit the fine arts programs in Suffolk Public Schools.

The evening will feature live entertainment performed by Suffolk Public Schools’ middle school and high school student musicians and singers.  The Movie theme continues beyond music to showcase the visual arts with a display of 50 original works created by student artists and art teachers from all Suffolk Public Schools’ secondary and elementary schools.


  • Tickets are $35 a person. Proceeds benefit the music and arts programs in Suffolk Public Schools.

  • A table for 10 is $300


For tickets, contact or call SEF president Jennifer Schmack at (757) 272-8718.



The SEF Gala hits all your senses…from the visually stunning artwork and moving musical performances to the fabulous food and whimsical masks. Your generosity and support of this Gala directly benefits the most important thing in Suffolk — our students!  
                                          Sandra Darden, Art Teacher, King’s Fork Middle School


SEF supports the schools, helping with items that are more than “brick and mortar” but rather the “heart and soul” of teaching. The gala benefits our future innovators, dreamers, and artists – the ones who create the world in which we live.  Our students need to know their talent is valued and appreciated, and not just relegated to a test score. 
Dr. Joleen Neighbours, Fine Arts Department Chair, Nansemond River High School



The SEF Gala is a wonderful coming together of our extended arts community for a fabulous evening filled with both student and teacher works of art as well as musical performances. The best reason of all to attend is to enjoy this celebration of creativity right here in Suffolk, and to support the arts programs in our schools.   

Linda Hurwitz, Orchestra Director, John Yeates Middle School