FREMONT -- A fundraiser Friday will benefit Music for Minors II, a nonprofit organization that provides musical programs for East Bay students.

Music for Minors II relies on about 100 volunteers to give weekly music lessons to preschool and elementary school students in Fremont, Newark, Castro Valley, Dublin and Pleasanton.

The organization's mission is to nurture children's love of music, enrich their musical literacy and provide them opportunities to perform.

The 25th annual gala will feature dinner and musical performances by professional musicians and students. The event is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, at 46100 Landing Parkway.

Tickets are $55 per person. All proceeds will go to Music for Minors II. The East Bay nonprofit group is an offshoot of Music for Minors, which was founded to aid students in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

For more information about the gala, call 510-733-1189 or visit www.musicforminors2.org.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.