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KTBA Donates Shure Wireless Mics to Theater Program!

SANFORD, ME – Thanks to your donations, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation donated new wireless microphone packages to the students at Sanford Junior High School!

Sanford, Maine is a community that carries a great deal of economic diversity even though its current population is just over 20,000 citizens.

“As a result of this, our students’ exposure to cultural experiences are also diverse,” explains Mr. Bellefeuille.

“What is consistent, however, are the needs of our middle schoolers – really, the need of all middle school students – to find themselves. In our junior high school, one of the ways that we bring all students the opportunity for self-discovery is through the performing arts.”

It is through many such journeys that students begin to see an open door where they saw no door before.

“They begin to trust each other, to trust themselves, and to find a belief in themselves where they never saw one before. They also, perhaps more importantly, find common group amongst themselves that they would have never seen in the hallways of a bustling middle school. They begin to see, in short, family where they once saw strangers.

I am privileged enough to be the director of our theater program and can tell you that I have witnessed amazing things from amazing students. They are diverse, they face challenges, they pick each other up and they keep each other going. They become family.

While our students learn about themselves along the way, they do perform each spring and much of our equipment is in disarray. The upgrade of the microphones will allow audiences to hear our students in a room with challenges acoustics. When the equipment is working, the nerves are down, and the performance of higher quality. With quality equipment, our students can complete their journey and reach the top of the mountain. They can look back and not only remember the hard work, but can also remember that hard working leading to something that they are unbelievably proud of. The funding of this project would represent a large step forward toward completing that climb.”

Thanks to the donations of Joe Bonamassa fans and music lovers like YOU, Keeping the Blues Alive was able to fund this project and equip theater students with the tools they need to perform.

Mr. Bellefeuille expresses his gratitude:

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.,

I cannot tell you how honored our program is to accept your donation. I am truly touched by your generosity and thank you for your ability to contribute to a program that many of my students describe as their “school family.” Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With gratitude,
Mr. Bellefeuille

Every week, Keeping the Blues Alive makes a donation to a school in need of music supplies, sheet music, instruments and more!

To help us fund next week’s project or to assist our Project of the Month in Miami Gardens, FL, please click here to make a contribution!

Remember, all donations are tax-deductible!

Thank you for helping us keep the blues alive and keep music in schools!


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