Friday, November 17, 2017

Encore Music Education Foundation Donates to Franklin High School Music Trip

As Franklin High School music students prepare for their upcoming performance trip to Washington D.C. in April, teachers and parents have been organizing a variety of fundraising opportunities for the students. All proceeds will help subsidize the trip for each student. Fundraisers will also provide scholarships to student musicians who otherwise would not be able to afford to travel.

In 2015, Lisa Ostrow and Patrick Dreier of the “Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios” created “The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc.” This is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to providing merit scholarships and need-based subsidies (financial aid) to deserving music students and programs. 
 “When I was a child in Canada, my parents could not afford music lessons for me. If it wasn’t for the generous support from an outside source, I would not have been able to pursue music. I want to pay this forward to other students.” (Lisa Ostrow) 
Upon reading about the Franklin High School music department’s clothing drive fundraiser held earlier in the school year, Patrick Dreier contacted the Franklin Public Schools Director of Music, Diane Plouffe, and informed her that they would like to donate $1,000 from their foundation to help students with their trip. 
 “This donation will go a long way to help many students experience our nation’s capital through performance, history, culture and music.” (Diane Plouffe)

The Franklin High School Music Department would like to thank the entire community for their support in all of our fundraising endeavors. We especially would like to thank the Encore Music Education Foundation, for not only helping students from Franklin, but for creating such an important foundation which will enrich the lives of so many music students.

This December, the Encore Music Education Foundation will be holding their 3rd annual benefit concert, which includes a silent auction and raffle. To date, the Foundation is proud to have been able to award over $11,000 in scholarships and subsidies. This year, their goal is to double that amount, providing the gift of music to more students everywhere.

For more about Encore Music Academy, visit their webpage

The Franklin Public Schools music performances are displayed in the Community Calendar

Encore Music Education Foundation Donates to Franklin High School Music Trip
Encore Music Education Foundation Donates to Franklin High School Music Trip

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