As a registered non-profit corporation,
it is the stated purpose of the Pacific Brass Band , in part, to "advance,
develop and foster an interest in, and appreciation of music". To
a member, the Pacific Brass Band feels that music is an intregal part
of a complete education, helping to make a truely well rounded, educated
So it's no surprise that we heartily endorse the efforts to reduce
the impact of budget cuts affecting music programs in the Hollister
These cuts eliminate music education at the elementary levels, thus leading
to the inevitable downturn in students participating in musical activities
at the middle and high school levels. The effects will be felt within
a year at the middle schools, and cascade to the high school.
Concerned parents and friends of the arts in Hollister have vowed to
continue the fight!
that end, the Rancho-Maze Middle School Band Boosters & the
San Benito High School Band Boosters initiated the "Mr.
Ostenson's Save The Music Drive" to raise the funds to pay
for the next two years of elementary school instrumental music. They
need $78,000 for each year,
well on their way
to achieving that goal through a series of fundraisers & donations.
The Pacific Brass Band will be performing in two benefit concerts this
spring in support of the funding drive, and hope to be able
to do so again
future. We urge you to visit their website & make
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