Gala & Auction Info for 2020-2021


** A COVID-19 Gala & Auction update message from Newport Band Parents Association **

Our 2020-2021 Gala & Auction is going ONLINE.....AGAIN!

Due to the enormous impact COVID-19 is having on our community, our originally scheduled Gala & Auction scheduled for April 30th, 2021, at The Golf Club at Newcastle, has been cancelled. We will instead shift our event to an online live stream gala celebration of the Newport High School band program, and a virtual online auction to raise money in support of the band program and its nearly 170 students.

Please plan to join us online on May 1 at 7pm for our online live stream gala celebration...
All from the comfort of your own home! Raise the paddle, bid on an item or two, and enjoy a sense of community – something we all need during this time! A live stream link will be available sometime on May 1st. Please click the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjsILMZugGY.  

Bidding in our virtual online auction will take place from April 29 - May 2...
All from the comfort of your own smartphone! We will be using our Text2Bid platform again this year. Text2Bid is optimized to use your smartphone — no app download required! Text2Bid is fun and totally safe to use! Please see the first question on our FAQ page which gives you information on our Text2Bid virtual online auction platform, along with instructions on how easy it is to create aText2Bid account so you can bid for items in our online virtual auction.

In the meantime, if you wish to make a donation to support the Newport Bands program at Newport High School, you can donate on our 'Make a Donation' page. For more information on how you donation is used to support the Newport Bands program, please visit our 'About NBPA' page

All the best,

NBPA's 2020-2021 Gala & Auction Team