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The Orange County School of Arts Music Awards

Alanna Rodriguez, Hayden Allcorn and Arlene Serna

Awards season isn’t over yet. Students of the Orange County School of the Arts welcomed nearly 600 guests to the Hotel Irvine for the OMAs, the OSCA Music Awards. The “celebrity” theme of this year’s gala came to life with student paparazzi, a red carpet walk-up and press passes for guests. With signature cocktails in hand, attendees mingled in the silent auction tent before being ushered into the hotel’s grand ballroom for the main event.

It was “lights, camera, action” as student singers and dancers took to the stage to perform an eclectic mix of pop songs from artists like Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Earth Wind & Fire. OSCA senior Hayden Allcorn emceed the evening with charisma and flair.

During the show’s intermission, guests bid for once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a VIP Adele concert package and a private plane trip to Napa Valley. Tickets and presidential accommodations for OSCA’s Gala 2017 at Hotel Irvine were auctioned off for $50,000.
Although a select group of students performs at the Gala each year, William Wallace, dean of facilities and supervision, said they are a representation of all the talented students at OSCA. “This isn’t just our best and our brightest,” Wallace said.

Thanks to the generosity of attendees, Gala 2016 raised $915,000 for OSCA. Donors Marybelle and Paul Musco and the Segerstrom, Argyos and Newkirk families were honored for their unparalleled giving to fund dreams.

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