Event to Raise Funds for Musical Outreach for Houston’s At-risk Youth
HOUSTON, TX (November 1, 2018) – On December 6, 2018, Music Doing Good celebrates the importance of community and honors all of those who have supported the organization with a benefit concert at Kawai Piano Gallery, 5800 Richmond (77057). Nearly 60 students served by musical outreach programs will perform along with the professional musicians of Music Doing Good. Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $75 and include light bites, cocktails, wine and beer. All proceeds from the concert and silent auction benefit Music Doing Good outreach programs. Purchase tickets at https://musicdoinggood.salsalabs.org/120618plc.index.html.
The students who will perform range from elementary to college-aged and represent many schools and school districts around the Houston area. The strings programs at KIPP SHARP Elementary School, Crockett Elementary School and KIPP SHARPSTOWN Middle School will perform largely on instruments that were granted to their strings programs by Music Doing Good with Instruments. Several of the scholarship recipients representing numerous school districts will entertain the audience with skills they learned through private lessons, which were enhanced by funds from Music Doing Good with Scholarships. Carver High School Choir students will share vocal and performance skills that they’ve acquired through working with Music Doing Good in Service. Students from Askew Elementary, Cummings Elementary and Gregory Lincoln Education Center who participate in Music Doing Good in School, will show off their talent for musical theater. And a recipient of Music Doing Good College-Bound Fund and student at Texas Southern University will bring down the house with an incredible vocal performance. The program will even include a sing-a-long accompanied by dueling pianos!
Operatic tenor, Kenneth Gayle; pianists, Rodney Waters and Phillip Hall; singer/songwriters, Aaron Kaufman and Ray Younkin; and vocalist, Aisha Ussery comprise the group of Music Doing Good professional musicians who will also perform.
Music Doing Good is a nonprofit arts organization that inspires and transforms lives through innovative, music-based programs and performance experiences. The outreach programs bring music to children in Houston who would otherwise not have access. Music Doing Good offers scholarships to music students in grades 4 – 12 for private lessons and music workshops. The organization grants free, gently-used instruments to individuals and schools that wish to create orchestra and/or band programs. Music Doing Good offers a year-long after school, musical theater program for students of Title 1 schools. Music Doing Good in Service provides in-class piano accompaniment for soloists, ensembles, choirs, musical theater students and UIL competitions. Music Doing Good College-Bound Fund sends music students to college at four of Houston’s leading universities and colleges. These programs use music to stimulate minds, spark creativity and ignite imagination. Music Doing Good is creating a world where we all live in concert.
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Julie Lambert, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Music Doing Good, Inc.