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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

strings for uganda

Strings for Uganda Fundraiser 6/16/13
Big Rip Brewery 

 Sunday June 16th, 2013 4:30-7:30 p.m.
216 East 9th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116

Come out and support Strings for Uganda and one of our supporters,
Celebrate Father's Day with food from KC's Chop Chop BBQ and good drinks. Fresh Brewed Craft Beers, 50/50 Raffle and other Raffle items! Your ticket is for admission and a plate of food. PLUS the first 25 people who arrive will get a free
 Strings for Uganda T-Shirt!

***Get your ticket here ASAP only 50 tickets available!

If you are able to donate goods to Strings for Uganda for our upcoming trip, here are the things we need:         
(you can bring these with you to the event or message us for a drop off location):
1. 1/2 size shoulder rests (6)
2. Full size shoulder rests (6)
3. Metronomes (8)
4. Collapsible Music Stands (12)
5. Lined Notecards (12 packages) 
6. Spiral Notebooks (24)
7. Staff Paper Notebooks (24)
8. Rosin (12)
9. Three colors of the thinnest Electrician's Tape
10. Wax Pencils (4)
11. Plastic Pitch Pipe/Tuner Whistle (12)
12. Pocket Folders (24)

"Strings for Uganda" is a group  of four wonderfully talented and caring people: Lindsey, Nick, Hannah and Amaya.

They will be traveling to St. Mary Kevin in eight short weeks! Once on the ground, they will begin a series of violin lessons, further broadening the world of music for our children at the orphanage. 

Lindsey, Nick, Hannah and Amaya are trying to raise funds to help defray the costs of their travel and for supplies needed once in Uganda. The fundraiser at Big Rip Brewery is one of several events they're hosting. Please consider attending - or donating some of the items necessary for their incredible and unique project. This could be a life changing experience for some of our kids... the beginning of something they never could have imagined being able to tap into! Just think about how far our trumpet and sax players, our keyboard and guitar players, our drummers and trombonists have come - and how learning to read and play music has transformed their lives in countless ways.

I'm happy to introduce you to Nick. Tomorrow you will meet Lindsey, Hannah and Amaya. They have all become part of the CTT family. We are indeed lucky that they came our way!

Nicholas Jarrett has been a musician for over 27 years, starting violin at the age of four.  He has studied violin, piano and voice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Conservatory of Music. Nick maintains studios for private lessons and directs string ensembles in Kansas and Missouri. Currently, Nick is chairman of the KCMTA Concerto Competition in partnership with the Heritage Philharmonic, annually adjudicates for MAMA and is a contributor to the Gemini Project. He also performs as a freelance musician. Nick is excited to bring stringed instruments to St. Mary Kevin Orphanage’s thriving music program.

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