SARASOTA, FL: Music Compound is excited to announce a partnership with several local students to present the Inaugural Shred the Love Concert and Silent Auction. Funds earned from Shred the Love will go towards Music Heals Us. This organization, founded by a local teen, works to purchase ukuleles and provide lessons for children that are fighting cancer. Andrew Lakey, a senior at Suncoast Polytechnic School, and founder of Music Heals Us, is very excited about this event stating, “I love seeing teenagers get inspired and striving to help others! I can't wait for the fundraiser.”
Right now the team, comprised of local high school students, is asking that everyone please save the date for the event. It will be held January 26th from 6-9 pm, at Music Compound.
The band line-up will consist of local youth musicians, including the Trey Wanvig Band. We will also have a silent auction featuring products and gift cards from local businesses. If you are interested in the event and would like to stay up to date with all of the information, please visit musiccompound.com. If you would like to help sponsor the event please contact us at email@example.com.
Meet our team:
Andrew Lakey a Senior at Sarasota Polytechnic, and will be the Event Chair.
Grace Kim a freshman at Pineview and is part of the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota PYE Student, and Social Media and Administrative Coordinator.
Caiti Henning a Senior at Lakewood Ranch High School, she is our Creative Designer and Event Coordinator Noelle O’Reilly a Freshman at Riverview High School, she is in charge of the Community Calendars.
Trey Wanvig a Sophomore at Riverview High School, he is our Sound Technician and outreach volunteer.
Sage Wanvig an eighth-grader at Laurel Nokomis, she is in charge of decor and a Volunteer Coordinator.
Kaylee Betts a Senior at Columbia Southern University, and serves as Music Compound Liaison.
All of our committee members are responsible for fundraising, auction item recruitment, and outreach. Each student will learn the importance of giving back to our community and those in need, and will also develop important employability skills.
There were several different factors taking place that allowed for this event to come together. Trey Wanvig’s band wanted to give back to the community and host a concert that funded music programs. Jenny Alday Townsend, the owner of Music Compound, serves as a mentor to Grace Kim via the Boys and Girls PYE Program. Grace Kim aspires to develop an organization that provides funding for music programs. Jenny was connected to Andrew via SRQ magazine and the Community Foundation of Sarasota. Jenny notes that this event aligns perfectly with the goals of her business Music Compound.
“At Music Compound our motto is to Inspire, Collaborate, and Educate. This event is allowing us to do just that, Inspire our community, collaborate with local youth volunteers and businesses, and I am honored to help educate these students about event planning and community involvement."
About Music Heals Us:
Music Heals Us is dedicated to providing music resources to kids battling cancer. It is a subset of Instruments of Change, a non-profit organization that devotes its resources to several local music programs. For more information regarding Music Heals Us please visit http://www.musichealsus.org and contact Andrew Lakey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Perlman Price Young Entrepreneurs Program (PYE) incorporates internationally-recognized curriculum with practical business exposure from leaders in the entrepreneurial field. The program focuses on developing the entrepreneurial mindset through mentorship and community engagement.
About Music Compound:
The Music Compound provides an environment to inspire, collaborate and educate children and adults in pursuit of their love of music. Members of the Music Compound will have access to a wide array of learning opportunities intended to not only build music skills but to also enhance confidence, communication and social interaction abilities. Learning opportunities include one-on-one instrument lessons, group instrument lessons, music education, workshops, open forums to encourage music interactions, along with performance and recital opportunities. The goal is to transform dreams into reality by providing a contemporary and influential environment for musicians of all ages. For more information, visit www.musiccompound.com.