GREENSBORO, N.C. -- You can help a child excel in ways beyond the ABC's by supporting music education in schools.

The Greensboro Symphony Guild's Feast and Follies event raises money to make sure Triad children experience the gift of music.

Linda Hiatt, the Symphony Guild President explained why music education is so important in schools.

"Studies show that children who are involved in the arts and in particularly in music score higher on their SATs. They also tend to do better in school and have less discipline problems," said Hiatt.

Now in its 53rd year, the Guild serves over 50,000 students with their music education programs. The non-profit raises funds through donations and events like the Feast and Follies.

This year's Feast and Follies theme is Cajun Carnival.

"It's a great way to give back to the children in Guilford County who will receive money for music education," said Attorney Carolyn Woodruff, who's serving as the Honorary Chair for the event and Master of Ceremonies.

The highlight of the evening will be the entertainment. You'll see an exciting jazz showcase featuring local middle school, high school and college musicians. There will also be a silent auction and raffle prizes. The big prize is lovely David Yurman sterling silver, 18k extra-large oval link necklace.

Save the date and make a plan to head out to the Greensboro Symphony Guild's Feast and Follies gala event on Saturday, October 7, 2017. It's at 6:30 p.m. at LeBauer Park in Greensboro.

For more information on the event or how to support the Greensboro Symphony Guild.