WESTMINSTER — On Saturday, Oct. 22, Compass School will host its annual Fiesta, with a Latin American-inspired tapas-style dinner and a musical performance by Cara Trezise.
Trezise is a vocal artist, dancer, and educator based in Vermont. “Her inexhaustible passions for song, food, movement, and sparkle offer a joyously eclectic musical experience,” say organizers. Trezise will perform a set of Cuban/Latin music on guitar and then facilitate a salsa dance class, “guaranteed to enliven your bodies and spirits!” say organizers. More about Trezise can be found at caramiamusic.com.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with fabulous food and, concurrently, there will be a few raffle items.
All proceeds of the evening will benefit the Compass junior class Global Connections trip to Spain. The Global Connections Program focuses on cultural immersion and international understanding. It is an integral part of the junior class curriculum, intending to inspire students to broaden their horizons as global citizens.
The program began in 2003, and since then, more than 200 Compass students have traveled to locations including the Mexico/Arizona border, India, Nicaragua, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Spain.
This fundraising dinner and concert is key to making this travel program affordable to all 11th and 12th graders regardless of family income.
All-inclusive presale tickets for dinner and music are $20 for adults, $18 for students, and $45 for families. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults, $20 for students and $50 for families. Those who feel more generous may give more for each ticket.
Tickets may also be purchased ahead by calling the Compass School at 802-463-2525. For those who cannot make it to the Fiesta, Compass also has a GoFundMe page for the Global Connections Program at bit.ly/686-compass.