LBC announces Music Appreciation Day to showcase students’ success, thanks to loans from free instrument lending library
Santa Rosa, Calif. April 13, 2023 – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced its second annual Music Appreciation Day next month will celebrate the accomplishments of the 946 students who played in their school band or orchestra this year because they had access to LBC’s free Music for Schools instrument lending library.
Music Appreciation Day will feature six local and school music programs on stage from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, April 29, at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market on the LBC campus.
The bands performing throughout most of morning include LBC’s intermediate-level ensemble, Mariachi Luna Naranja, the younger Chilaquiles mariachi students, and students in LBC’s weekly adult guitar class. Students from the band, choir, and guitar classes at San Miguel, Mark West, and Riebli schools also will perform.
“It’s an intimate, local experience of neighbors, friends, and farmer’s market shoppers gathering to appreciate the music and the arts that are accessible to them, thanks in part to our instrument lending library,” said Tracy Sawyer, Community Engagement Supervisor. “These are students who likely would not have had the chance to play with their school music program because they couldn’t afford to rent or buy an instrument. With this kind of public performance, these students can test the power of practice and discover how good they sound live after months of learning and practice.”
About Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving more than 50,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain.