On Dec. 4, a group of Harker students led by Harker sophomore Nathan Liu partnered with students from other Bay Area high schools to hold the second “Tribute to Fallen Heroes” concert, a special benefit concert supporting the California Fire Foundation.
Held at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, the event raised $18,000 for the foundation, which provides aid to the families of California firefighters who died while battling the many blazes that have occurred across the state. Last year’s event raised $13,000.
Performers at the event included violinist Ray Iwazumi of the Juilliard School, pianist and University of Utah professor Koji Attwood, pianist Nina Yen and cellist Jennifer Chou. Harker students were on the bill as well, including cellist Lucas Chen, grade 12, and guitarist Vardaan Ghai, singer Shayla He, rhythmic gymnast Anna Lee and dancer Ella Yee, all grade 10 .
As part of the organizers’ sustainability goals, the concert went paperless, holding ticket sales via Eventbrite and enabling ticketholders to receive updates on the concert by scanning a QR code.