Cypress Hills (P.S. 89) Music Program

Posted by: Dave Douglas on September 5, 2005 @ 8:40 am
Filed under: Music

Charity is on all our minds these days. Unfortunately, there is a dire need.

The music community is no different, as drastic cuts affect music education in the schools and it becomes harder and more rare for kids to get a hands-on involvement in music. I got my start in the public schools and without that I don’t know where I’d be today.

Sarah Ferholt, trumpeter from Zlatne Uste, forwarded me this information about a benefit for a cause that could really make a difference for some young Brooklyn musicians from Cypress Hills Community School (P.S. 89 in Brooklyn).

The Cypress Hills Community School is a small progressive public school in East New York, Brooklyn, NY. From 2001 through spring of 2004 there was no financial support at all for the music program at our school. The entire program was built on donations, grants, and creative thinking…

Because our local community is in one of the most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city, our neighborhood is not in a position to offer financial support.

We will be hosting an evening of music to celebrate the successes of our new music program and to raise the financial support necessary to continue the program through the spring of 2006.

WHEN? Monday Oct. 17th 6:30 – 8:30
WHERE? Borough Hall Brooklyn

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