Pancake breakfast: musical recipe for success

May 17, 2010 — by David Eng and Vivien Lu

Hoards of music enthusiasts lined up for an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet served by a team of breakfast chefs including principal Jeff Anderson and Saratoga mayor Chuck Page. Complemented by sausages, strawberries, milk and juice, the pancakes were outdone only by the music that filled the spring morning of May 2.

Saratoga award-winning music ensembles all gathered in the quad to provide entertainment for the Saratoga Music Booster’s 44th annual Pancake Breakfast. All instrumental music groups from the three elementary schools up through Saratoga High performed in this spring music festival, along with the choir, jazz dance and color guard groups from Redwood and Saratoga High.

“There’s really good food and you get to watch your friends play and it’s all for a really good cause,” said sophomore Megan Kao. “The pancakes are actually really high quality.”

Ticket prices were $10 prepaid and $12 at the door and all proceeds went towards supporting Saratoga Music Boosters for the 2010-11 music season; they ended raising an estimated $10,000.

“What makes the Pancake Breakfast enjoyable is that the whole community comes,” said junior bassist Eric Chuang. “It’s one of those events that show how tight we are.”

The five-hour event, which lasted from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., drew many people, and sold a total of 1400 plates —a testament to the booming success of the music program in Saratoga.

“I come every year and it never disappoints,” said Kao.

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