Santana Once Again Performs With San Francisco School of the Arts

Mar 22, 2000, 00:00 ET from Carlos Santana

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos Santana will again
 lend his support for the San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) by performing
 at this year's fundraising concert, "SOTA at the Fillmore."  The sold-out
 event, which also features both a silent and live auction as well as a broad
 spectrum of live performances by students, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on
 April 11, 2000, at the Fillmore Auditorium at Fillmore and Geary in San
     "I am honored to participate in this event to help raise funds on behalf
 of the San Francisco School of the Arts," says Santana.  "SOTA plays an
 important role in the lives of many gifted young people from throughout the
 Bay Area by helping them build careers in music, dance, theatre and visual
 arts.  I enjoy playing this benefit and sharing the gift of music with some
 very talented young artists."
     For the show, Carlos will be joined by Santana Band keyboardist, Chester
 Thompson.  The two will perform with both the Jazz Band and Concert Orchestra.
 In addition to the performances, the event features both a silent and live
 auction of various items, including a very special commemorative Fillmore
 poster by artist, Randy Tutten.
     SOTA is the only publicly funded arts high school in the Bay Area,
 offering specialized training for more than 400 gifted students in vocal and
 instrumental music, dance, theatre arts, theatre technology, film and video,
 and visual arts.  SOTA encourages creative and independent thinking while
 enhancing the artistic excellence of promising students in the arts.

SOURCE Carlos Santana