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Old 12-31-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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Edge and Bob Ezrin's message (Music Rising co-founders )

Happy Holidays!
As the decade comes to a close we look back with pride on the work that Music Rising has been able to accomplish with your help. Back when we began over 4 years ago (doesn't seem that long, does it?), our goal was to preserve the musical culture of the central gulf. For our first phase of operation, we provided instruments to almost 3,000 professional musicians from the region who had lost theirs in the floods. This was the simplest and quickest thing we could do at the time.

But we knew then that the music there belongs to more than the folks who play for a living. It belongs to the church bands and choirs and to the school orchestras and community groups like the Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs of New Orleans. So in phases two and three we expanded to provide instruments to scores of churches and schools and then to community groups as well, affecting thousands of folks from the region by helping to keep their music alive.

We've done a good job of being responsive to the needs of most of the folks that have applied for help. And we've done it with no overhead (thanks to the kind folks at the Gibson Foundation who administer the Music Rising fund).

We've got some pretty exciting ideas about what to do now as we head towards the 5th anniversary of the disaster. We're working on them as we write this. But in the meanwhile, more schools apply for help and there are still churches and community groups that we have not yet been able to serve so we must keep working hard at that and we must continue to ask for your help. Your generosity and support has meant more to us than we can express - and it's helped beyond measure to put the heart back in the central gulf after Katrina and Rita had nearly ripped it away.

Please stick with us. The need is still there, and we appreciate your continued support.

Here's wishing all of you all a healthy, happy and fruitful new year. May all your dreams come true.

Bob and Edge - Music Rising - News section

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and more:

1) Music Rising received over $1 million from the download: U2 & Green Day "The Saints Are Coming" - "Thanks to everyone who downloaded U2 & Green Day's cover, "The Saints Are Coming." We received over $1 million to be used for our programs! " source: Music Rising - twitter

2) $4,512 for Music Rising - December 22, 2009 - "RT @tonicnews: Thanks to everyone who spread the word & bid! The Tonic Celebrity iPod Auction raised a total of $4,512 for Music Rising!" - source: Music Rising - twitter

3) Epiphone Music Rising guitar on sale on the site - Epiphone Music Rising guitars (only 50 left!) will soon be up for sale on our site--each comes with signed certificate by Edge. stay tuned! - source: Music Rising - twitter



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Old 12-31-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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Awesome!
thanks for the article, Regina and Happy New Year.
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Awesome! Good work...thanks for posting!

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