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Join Us for Summer Music Camp & Lessons!
Piano – Voice – Guitar – Flute – Woodwinds – Brass
Music Exploration – Songwriting
Summer Camp Sessions Include:
- Music Exploration Camp with Mrs. G Clef for Pre-K and Kindergarten students!
- Piano Camp for students in 1st and 2nd grade!
- Voice Camp for students in 3rd thru 6th grade and 7th thru 8th grade!
- Songwriting Camp for students in 3rd thru 6th grade and 7th thru 8th grade!
Prefer One-on-One Lessons… Private piano, voice, guitar and flute lessons available for students and adults, too!
Net proceeds benefit the KEYS Program to help deliver music, comfort and hope to kids battling cancer!
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Did you know the Tony Stewart Foundation recently featured KEYS in their monthly newsletter, Facebook page and website?
Thank you Tony, and everyone at the Tony Stewart Foundation, for all you do for our KEYS Kids!
Backstage Footage from the Hearts of Hope Benefit Concert!
The wonderful folks at Nexstar Broadcasting, WFXV & WUTR, attended our Hearts of Hope Benefit Concert in April and filmed some fabulous "behind the scenes" footage from the event! They split it up into two parts and have shared it on the Hello Central New York webpage. Here are the links to the footage and wonderful interviews...ENJOY!
Plus GREAT footage from the EI Extravaganza/CD Release Party! Thank you Melissa Krull from WUTR for spending the evening with us and sharing our story! Check out the footage here:
The Third Annual Hearts of Hope Benefit Concert held on April 26th was an evening of high-energy, laughter, tears, amazing music and most of all HOPE! The Hearts of Hope Project is a partnership of the VVS Entertainment Industry Class and the KEYS Program, and was created to help bring hope and comfort to kids with cancer through the power of music. All proceeds raised through this amazing partnership goes to creating and producing special music therapy care packages that are given away to children in hospitals who are suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses.
From beginning to end the evening was infused with inspirational stories and “Shout Outs” to dozens of children in hospitals across the United States. A beautiful state-of-the-art sound and light array again adorned the stage thanks to the generosity of SubCat Studios. The event was recorded and live-streamed in order for our KEYS kids to be a part of the magic from their hospital rooms. The video will be posted on our website in the coming week, so those who could not attend may watch this magical night!
VVS Entertainment Industry students along with KEYS musicians wrote songs embracing all genres of music, from rap to folk music. The featured act The Birdseed Bandits came out with one thing in mind, to get the audience on their feet. With their high-energy performance and raw acoustic sounds through the use of banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and piano they left the audience wanting more!
As the night came to a close two very special KEYS kids were honored. Lindsie Peters received an award for her outstanding job as the 2012-13 KEYS Kids Ambassador. During Lindsie’s year, she was able to be the “face” of KEYS kids across the country. As Ambassador, she represented the KEYS Program at Zippy’s Crusade for Kids, a special event hosted by NASCAR crew chief Greg and Nan Zipadelli each year in Inlet, NY. Along with being a special guest, she and her family were able to meet NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and many of the amazing folks from the NASCAR family. Lindsie passed the Ambassador baton over to Hope Inslee, who became the new 2013-14 KEYS Kids Ambassador.
Also honored on this special night was Ernest Gerald Getman who received the Norman J. Reed Legacy Award. This award is given to a member of the Vernon, Verona, Sherrill community who exemplifies the values demonstrated by Mr. Norman J. Reed whose work ethic was based on giving rather than receiving. Norm sought out and developed avenues for students and adults to achieve personal success that included opportunities to serve and give back to the community. Ernest “Jerry” Getman is well known for his hard work and dedication to volunteerism at the local, state and national levels.
This year’s concert could not have been possible without the generosity of many local businesses and volunteers. On behalf of VVS EI Class and the KEYS Program we would like to thank the following supporters:
Dharma Bums String Band
Emilio’s Italian Deli
John Froass & Son
Oneida Savings Bank
Price Chopper – Oneida
Sherrill Fire Department
Travel Store at Captain John’s
VVS Music Boosters
The concert will be available on our website soon, so check back so you too can enjoy all of the amazing performances!!
Thank you to WUTR for coming to our Hearts of Hope Concert this year! Here is part I of a two part segment they did that includes some great "behind the scenes" coverage of the event and some great interviews too! http://cnyhomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=178762
Stay tuned for part II... http://cnyhomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=179682
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