Sunday, November 24th found nearly 50 members of our Wolves Booster Club, along with SFWS friends and sports fans captivated by the talents of Waldorf parent Matthew Andrae at a private benefit on Matthew’s “home” stage at the Inn & Spa at Loretto.
Described in Trend magazine as “one of those rare people who combine instrumental talent, instrumental innovation, and vocal talent with great songwriting…and (who) can fuse them all together in a single, powerful message,” Andrae plays Friday and Saturday evenings at the Inn . He generously donated his time for this one-time-only, limited attendance benefit for our High School Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams. Through Andrae’s generosity (and the appreciated donations from the school community-at-large), both basketball teams will don new uniforms beginning the week before the Holiday break.
The Uniform Benefit evening was pure celebration, with the predominately High School parent and booster crowd regaled by Andrae’s formidable entertainment skills. A guitarist who combines bass lines and rhythm guitar with percussive accents and honey sweet vocals, Andrae opened the evening with “Sweet Celine,” a song written for the birth of his daughter in 2007. “Sweet Celine” became a You Tube sensation, getting over 500,000 hits in the first five days after its release, and the beautiful tribute to fatherhood landed Andrae a recording deal and a full performance schedule. Hear this incredible Waldorf parent-talent most Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 pm, at the Inn & Spa at Loretto.