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ATHENS DRIVE ARTS FOUNDATION
January 30, 2011

Having had two sons that participated in band at Athens Drive High School and also being a parent volunteer, I saw firsthand the immensely positive impact of the Athens Drive Arts Foundation in supporting students participating in the band program. Examples of the foundation financial support are many such as the purchase of music and instruments, bringing in clinicians who were experts in the various instruments for additional instruction, and funds for travel allowing the students to represent their school in performances both in and outside the state. The commitment of the foundation in providing funding for valuable educational opportunities and the continued growth of the band program contributed toward an extraordinary high school experience. The band program at Athens Drive HS is recognized for excellence and for the engagement and excitement of the students in participating in the various ensembles. I am tremendously thankful for the involvement of each of my sons for their entire four years of high school in the exemplary band program at Athens Drive HS.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the wonderful opportunities and valuable life lessons that my sons experienced by participating in the band program. Not only did the program develop their musical skills which they carried on to college activities, but also gave them leadership experiences.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to further develop a mechanism to obtain more corporate grants and donations.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I was a member of the board of the foundation and also participated in the fundraising activities.