Everett Concert To Benefit Music4Life

April 20, 2019

Events in Everett

If you’re a supporter of music programs in Everett schools here’s an upcoming event you don’t want to miss.


A fun way to support music programs in Everett Schools.

Thursday, May 9, Music4Life™ will host a benefit concert featuring local artists Cody Beebe & The Crooks, Kara Hesse, and Jayleigh Ann & The Lost Boys at the Historic Everett Theater in downtown Everett, Washington

Tickets are $25 and available at the Historic Everett Theater box office and online and all proceeds will go to Music4Life of Everett to provide musical instruments for use by students in need within Everett Public Schools instrumental music programs.

Doors open at 7:00 with a silent auction and music will begin at 7:30.

Since forming in 2017, the Everett Music4Life chapter has provided over 300 instruments to students of all ages, which are being used all across the Everett Public School District.

Cody Beebe & The Crooks
Seattle’s Cody Beebe & The Crooks make rock music that is inspired by the frontier attitude of the American Heartland. When you hear their music, you hear the West’s Americana and Blues roots. Having recently performed at The Gorge’s Watershed Music Festival and having shared stages with acts as diverse and accomplished as Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Austin Jenckes, and Allen Stone, CBC is on the precipice of making a lasting national impact.

Kara Hesse
Kara’s music is like a warm breeze from Muscle Shoals in a contemporary framework that scratches a musical itch you didn’t realize you had. In 2010, she opened for the late B.B. King at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, alongside Al Green and Buddy Guy, and Steve Miller Band in 2015. On November 3rd, 2018, she released her first full-length record SOJOURNER in Seattle, Washington.

Jayleigh Ann & The Lost Boys
Jayleigh Ann & The Lost Boys are Jayleigh Ann Butler and brothers Isaac and Nico Gambito from Yakima, WA. They began in the Summer of 2016 by playing at their local Farmers’ Markets and quickly gained popularity for unique renditions of songs from multiple genres.  They sharpened their skills by playing every open mic, any gig, and busking every chance they had.

Music4Life™ ( www.Music4Life.org ) is the Seattle-based 501(c)3 non-profit that acquires “lovingly used” musical instruments, restores them and provides them to participating public school districts for use by students in need.  Besides Everett Public Schools, Music4Life also operates programs supporting Seattle, Bremerton, Edmonds, Everett, Highline, Mukilteo, Northshore and Shoreline Public Schools.  The program acquires used instruments from adults who understand that their highest and best use is to put them back into play.  With adequate resources, Music4Life also buys new musical instruments for school districts.

“The reason this is so important is because research shows that students who participate in instrumental music programs tend to do better in math, science, history, literature, computer science, international languages, reading, writing and other academic disciplines,” founder David Endicott says.  “This is in addition to what they learn in terms of teamwork and self-discipline.  All this is true, unless their parents can’t afford to get them a musical instrument in the first place.  And in today’s economy, many parents can’t afford to rent a musical instrument.  To this extent, Music4Life is just as much an ‘education program’ as it is a ‘music program.’”

One recent national report found that half of all public school students are from income-eligible families that qualify for participation in the Free-and-Reduced-Lunch program.  The Puget Sound area is no exception.

Music4Life enjoys the support of notable music advocates and other community leaders.  Gerard Schwarz, world-renowned conductor laureate of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, has endorsed the program, saying, “This wonderful program begins with children in elementary school at a time when, if they’re interested and talented in any way, they have the greatest chance of success. Many people tell me of the impact that direct knowledge of instrumental music has had on their lives. We intend to give this advantage to all our children.”

Music4Life™ is supported in part by grants from the Hazel Miller Foundation, First Choice Health; 4Culture (formerly the Seattle-King County Arts Commission); the Knossos Foundation; various local Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs; the Highline Schools Foundation; as well as by the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer; Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Cascade Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonds Center for the Arts, Kennelly Keys Music stores, Ted Brown Music, Hammond Ashley Violins in Issaquah, the Guitar Center stores and others.


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