Hi folks, I normally wouldn't do this, but the community youth band that my son is in is so close to winning a $50K grant from Pepsi. We have been trying for a couple months now and this time we stand a good chance. The top 10 vote getters will win the grants. We are currently in 8th place and there are only 7 days left to vote. We have been as high as 5th, but have dropped a few spots the last few days as other groups have stepped in up as we get towards the end. The wind ensemble is a great opportunity for better and more dedicated musicians to get together with like minded peers. They really seems to blossom when given the challenges not available in the normal school music programs. In these times when schools are cutting back on their music programs due to budget issues, the wind ensemble is more important than ever.
My son Blake, who is in 5th grade and turned 11 today, plays the alto saxophone. He plays in his school's concert band, jazz band, and the Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble.
It only takes a few moments to vote and you won't get signed up for any spam in the process either. So if you can spare a little time and vote once a day for the next few days, the kids would be truly grateful.