It may appear that Cattle Baron’s has returned to Gilley’s on Saturday, February 1, when the place fills up with a couple of thousand in western wear, but look again. The crowd will be way younger, and there will be no adult beverages being served up.
The event will be the 2020 Junior Symphony Ball co-chaired by George Austin of Jesuit, Nancy Dedman of The Hockaday School, Elena Dewar of The Hockaday School, Angelo Drossos of Greenhill, Josie Goosh of Highland Park High School, Claire Groves of Episcopal School of Dallas, Patrick Kelley of Episcopal School of Dallas, Alex Loftus of St. Mark’s School of Texas, Brooke Murray of Ursuline and Doak Walker of Highland Park High School.
The area high schools that are getting together for the fundraiser include Alcuin School, Bishop Lynch, Booker T. Washington, Cambridge, Cistercian, Dallas International School, Episcopal School of Dallas, Greenhill, Highland Park, Hillcrest, The Hockaday School, Jesuit, John Paul II, Lake Highlands, Parish Episcopal, Prince of Peace Christian, Shelton, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Ursuline Academy and Woodrow Wilson.
Like the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Presentation ball on Saturday, February 8, this one also benefits the DSOL. But unlike the very white-tie-and-tails gala at the Meyerson, this one is strictly cowboy formal — Texas tuxes for boys and dresses and boots for girls. In addition to gaming tables and snacks, Dexter will be the featured entertainer on stage.
History note: The Junior Symphony Ball is “the longest running fundraiser of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League (DSOL), supporting DSOL outreach programs such as the Young Strings program and the Young Musicians program.” For those oldtimers who recall the early days of the Junior Symphony Ball, it was an event for which the young guests worked on their dance steps with Dick Chaplin and Miss [Louise] Finley before the big night.
Tickets are available here!
Be forewarned that the doors open at 7:30 p.m. with no admittance after 9 p.m., and a student ID or driver’s license is required for admission. Since there’s gonna be quite a crowd, why not take advantage of one of the area’s ride-sharing services? Also, no alcohol will be allowed on the premises or on the breath. They’ll have a breathalyzer just in case.
Follow the jump to check out who’s on the steering committee.
* Photo credit: James French
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