An enormous thank you to everyone who participated in last week's benefit concert! The house was packed and enthusiasm was high as the musicians took the stage. A special thanks to our house band (Ryan Keberle / Dan Voss / Elizabeth! / Grey McMurray / Rob Jost / Michelle Casillas / Jeff Davis + Jesse Neuman) as well as our student crew of Eve, Olivia, and Jordan for performing alongside. Also, Paulina's backpack drive is going well--be sure to visit her page if you want to participate (new or gently used backpacks, school supplies, clothing, etc.), as she'll be shipping them off soon! Elizabeth! is buying her ticket as we speak, and will be joining me to teach for the first 2 and a half weeks as well. Thanks to Gary Glazner and the Bowery Poetry Club staff. They were so happy to work with us, gave us a great deal on the space rental, and have tons of cool adult and kid friendly programming. Look for more MUSICWORKS events there soon... Finally, thank you to all who donated! Every dollar is appreciated, and will be put to good use expanding our teaching efforts this winter, and in projects to come.
Dear Jesse Neuman and Friends of MUSICWORKS,
In the name of Fundación Brass Band del Ecuador, I like to thank you very much for your support of the Benefit for Brass event. Having seen the videos and pictures, we are all very impressed and believe that this has been a great concert.
We happily remember Jesse`s visit to our foundation last summer. The work he did with our students was simply amazing and they really received completely new persepectives and experiences regarding their instruments, music and art in general and themselves as young musicians and persons.
Therefore we are all eagerly looking forward to the upcoming visit of Jesse, and Elizabeth in February this year. Their workshops and classes will defenitely have an enormous effect on the creativity, musical skills and the personal developement of the children.
We the team and all the students of Fundación Brass Band del Ecuador appreciate a lot the help of MUSICWORKS and thank Jesse Neuman sincerely for his active support and his dedication for this important project. We hope this cooperation will continue for a long time.
president Fundación Brass Band del Ecuador