Keeping The Blues Alive

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HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Thanks to your donations, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation donated new mouthpieces and reeds to the inaugural band program at GulfStream Academy!

As the week of Giving Tuesday comes to a close, these students will be able to continue planning and rehearsing for the upcoming winter concerts with their new equipment!

“Students at G Academy are wonderful and energetic,” Mr. Tabacoo, the school’s band director explains. “They have been waiting long for a band program and are very excited to finally have one. The school is only in it’s second year so many programs are starting and/or getting better. Students participate in many activities, but a band is something that has been missing.”

The band program at G Academy is starting small, but is aiming big.

“We will be putting on at least 2 shows this year for winter and spring, but also hope to compete at FBA solo/ensemble. Next year, we will be ready for much more and hope to perform outside the school for city and other civic events, as well as competing at FMEA and FBA competitions.”

Click here to learn about FBA (Florida Band Association)

GulfStream Academy is a Title I school so their needs expand beyond just the band program.

“We are in desperate need of mouthpieces for instruments. The instruments we have are not enough for every single student to have one, so we would share instruments but use different mouthpieces to maximize use/growth/education.

GulfStream Academy Band is starting fresh and we are in need of many different supplies to get the program off to a good start.”

KTBA understands and empathizes with their needs for mouthpieces and reeds to jump start their band program.  Not only do we wish to be a part of its legacy, we want to fulfill our mission of supporting music projects like Mr. Tabacco’s.

Thanks to Joe Bonamassa fans and music lovers, KTBA purchased new reeds and mouthpieces for these amazing students.

Mr. Tabacco expresses his gratitude:

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.,

I cannot express enough gratitude for funding our project!!! We are so excited to get our program off the ground and take it o the next level. We could NOT do this WITHOUT YOU!!! We will now be able to supply instruments and supplies to more students to learn and play, as well as perform at the school and in the community. Again, I extend my deepest thanks and gratitude for your generosity.

With gratitude,

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

To help us with our next project, please click here to make a donation!

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