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Orchestra tuning up for annual Our Favorites concert
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The Effingham Community Orchestra will hold its annual Our Favorites concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 23 at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium. - photo by Photo courtesy of Denny Morton

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its fifth annual “Our Favorites” concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug 23. Silent auction bidding begins at 2:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 3 p.m.

The concert will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South, Springfield. Admission is free.

“The orchestra has been preparing for this concert all year by learning new music and reviewing existing repertoire,” Huff said. “Recently, the musicians voted for the pieces they would like to perform at this concert. Attendees will hear Broadway and movie themes, classical, rock and roll and jazz pieces. There will be something for everyone.” “I sincerely believe our audience will be delighted with the exciting, bold pieces in this concert.

“This year’s silent auction offers excellent items,” Huff continued. “Professionals and businesses have donated wonderful items and gift certificates for restaurant meals, merchandise, and services. Our musicians and volunteers have donated very nice new and high quality items.

There will absolutely be something for everyone. All proceeds from the auction will go directly toward orchestra expenses. I encourage everyone to come spend the afternoon with us at this really fun event. Our favorite music pieces may just become your favorites. I think you will see a silent auction item you just have to have.”

Effingham Community Orchestra is a 501(c)3, non-profit, tax-deductible organization, which was founded eight years ago. The Orchestra is funded solely by contributions from the participants and community supporters. It is comprised of both adult and high school youth musicians.

The orchestra performs free community concerts and at community events throughout the county.

Adult and high school level musicians wishing to participate in the Orchestra can obtain information by visiting the Web site at They may also contact Huff at or 826-5300 ext. 110.