BLUES MUSIC PROGRAM
The music program
was founded by harmonica artist and author, Jon Gindick, in honor
of bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson II, who is buried in a country
field just outside of town. Servicing 30 to 40 kids each year,
the program has run for eight years and is funded though fundraisers
and private donations of all sizes.
Learning to play
a musical instrument is proven to improve brain function, provide
happiness, as well as the joy of artistic emotional expression—
and what better place for a program than the stomping grounds
of Sonny Boy Williamson II, aka "Rice Miller? This area is
where the blues was born.
Since 2010, the
program has “given back” to the blues source by hiring
local blues musicians to teach guitar, bass, drums, vocals in
twice weekly afternoon sessions that have really produced results.
Most schools don’t have Music Programs, Tutwiler kids do.
The children have
formed blues bands and have performed at local events. For the
most part, the program has all the instruments it needs. Acoustic
and electric guitars, basses, keys, mixers, ukes, two sets of
drums, persuasion instruments.
So in general:
Your cash donation will help pay for our caring and consistent
Donate — and when you do, please specify if you’d
like the money to go towards the music program.
TO THE MUSIC PROGRAM TODAY!
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