On Wednesday (May 21), the Rotary Club of Des Moines presented Highline Music4Life a check in the amount of $13,236 from the proceeds of the 2013 Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival.
Highline Music4Life acquires musical instruments, gets them repaired if needed, and provides them free of charge to Highline Public Schools for use by students of low income families. The program was created by the school board three years ago and is sponsored in-part by the Rotary clubs of Des Moines, Burien-White Center and SeaTac. “You don’t have to be a Rotarian to support Music4Life,” says David Endicott, President/CEO of Music4Life. “All that’s necessary is that you understand the unique value that instrumental music plays in the total education of a child.”
Besides the Highline program, Music4Life also operates programs supporting Edmonds, Seattle and Shoreline Public Schools. The program acquires used instruments from the garages or attics of adults who understand that their highest and best use is to put them back into play.
The Rotary Club of Des Moines will be holding the 5th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival on August 23, 2014 at the Des Moines Beach Park. Tickets are on sale now for $25.00 and can be found at bluesandbrewsfest.org. Proceeds from this year’s event will again be used to support Highline Music4Life.