The MusicianShip kicked off August with Dianne’s Recital, an annual performance featuring our talented students. Each year, this special event honors the memory of one of our organization’s founders, Dianne Grainger, whose passion and purpose was to serve youth through music.
This year’s event did not disappoint: Our students brought their A-games to serve up a musical mix of brass, woodwind, percussion, vocals, and dance. One of the highlights of the evening was having independent Billboard-ranked jazz musician, NAACP Image Award Nominee, and friend of The MusicianShip Marcus Johnson accompany our students. Marcus mentored our students during the summer program, and it was a joy to see him perform beside them at the culmination of their hard work.
We couldn’t have pulled off this event without the help of our sponsor, Yelp, and are grateful for their support of youth education. As with all of our organization’s event, every single dollar made from ticket sales at Dianne’s Recital went to supporting the students we mentor. Every ticket sold = one more student’s life changed by music.
If you made it out to this show-stopping event on August 1st, thank you so much for your support! Keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for information about future opportunities to attend our events.