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.