Pat Bonner Retirement Party

The Farewell Concerts are May 11th!

Please join us to celebrate Kinder HSPVA’s beloved Vocal Department Chair, Pat Bonner. After 45 years with us and more than 50 years in HISD, Ms. Bonner is excited to announce her retirement! Before she goes, she is inviting everyone to her final concerts as a full-time faculty member: the 2019 Spring Pop Concerts, fittingly titled, “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things.” Walk down memory lane as the current group of Young Performers sings selections from some of Ms. Bonner’s favorite pop concerts of the last five decades!

In the works: We will have other special participation opportunities for alumni, family, and friends – *some that are surprises for Ms. Bonner!* – so stay tuned for more information about how you can let her know how much you love her!

The Bonner Fund

Ms. Bonner is one of the most generous and forward-thinking people we have ever met. True to form, she is asking all of her guests to help her “leave the school better than she found it” by making a contribution to the Patricia Bonner Fund, either by buying a ticket to one of the concerts or making a contribution online. The Bonner Fund will provide funds for the Kinder HSPVA music departments as well as financial aid for students to participate in summer programs, private lessons, national conferences, and other special educational experiences, which has always been one of Ms. Bonner’s personal giving priorities.

  • Tickets begin at $25. All proceeds from May 11 will be designated for the Patricia Bonner Fund.
  • Donors at the $100 ticket level and above will be invited to a VIP reception with Ms. Bonner from 4:30-5:30pm.
  • Donors at the $500 ticket level and above will be invited to a VIP dinner with Ms. Bonner on the stage of the Denney Theatre, immediately following the evening performance.

Upload your tribute video!

Use the link below to submit a video for Ms. Bonner letting her know what an amazing teacher, mentor, and friend she is!

Here’s what you do:

Kinder HSPVA Videos for Pat Bonner
  1. At the beginning of your video, hold up a piece of paper with your class year printed clearly and say, “Thank you, Ms. Bonner!” We will share this excerpt from all the videos during the Farewell Concerts on May 11, so make sure your class is represented!
  2. After you say, “Thank you, Ms. Bonner!”, you can share anything else you would like Ms. Bonner to hear. She will receive your message in its entirety.
  3. Get your video in by April 30 to be included in the concert video!

Questions? Contact HSPVA Friends Development Associate Matthew Jamison at mjamison@hspvafriends.org.