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Review for Friends Of Marty Robbins, Willcox, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For the past 12 years, I have been honored to be part of the band that has played for the tribute to Marty Robbins, a singer, song writer, author and actor, and a native of Glendale, Arizona. The Friends of Marty Robbins, a non-profit organization, has put this show on stage under the watchful eyes of Juanita Buckley, the founder and preaident of this group. Many people have supported the tribute, and have DONATED their time and energy to keep Marty's memory alive. For all the years that this tribute was held in Glendale, and now in Willcox, Arizona, performers from as far away as Illinois (4)have paid their own travel and other expenses just to be part of this tribute. The main focus of our Entertainment Director, John Edmondson, has been to put on a clean, family show of approximently 3 hours of nothing but Mart's music, as well as recruit younger singers who can carry on this tradition to the future. Sincerely, Denny Sarver 3 Wheel Drive Band Glendale, AZ Feb. 17, 2010

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

watching the progress of the tribute show grow to what it is today, and seeing the Marty Robbins Museum in Willcox come to fruition.

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

try to find backers who could provide advertising for the show.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the great people I've come to know who have dedicated themselves to this organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptionally dedicated to the memory of Marty Robbins.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

afford to complete the Museum, have national promotion for the tribute, and be able to pay all the performers , at least for their expenses.

Ways to make it better...

we could have a sold out show every year !

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding more young talent who are interested in keeping this non-profit alive far into the future.

One thing I'd also say is that...

no one in the group is discouraged about the lack of funds, and will continue to do everything they can to keep Marty's memory in front of the public.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Background band for performers.