The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has announced the appointment of Tim Fink and Brittany Schaffer to their Advisory Board.
BENTONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE I’LL FLY AWAY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE MONROEVILLE TO PERFORM FOR STUDENTS
Bentonville, Arkansas….September 4, 2012….Bentonville Public Schools and the I’ll Fly Away Foundation announced that the popular Bluegrass band Monroeville will perform for approximately 600 students who are in the Visual and Performing Arts Learning Community. The Monroeville Bluegrass Band will perform live in concert at the Bentonville High School Arend Art Center on Thursday, September 6th,2012
(10:45am – 12:00pm). This marks the first time the band has performed at a Bentonville school.
Embracing a crossover sound between progressive bluegrass and acoustic country, Monroeville has caught the attention of music lovers all over the country. The energy, interplay and synchronicity they possess are characteristic of the most seasoned of bands and their love for music comes across with perfect clarity. One of Monroeville’s community efforts includes their personal focus on bringing music to the schools.
You can often find the band visiting schools in an effort to showcase the importance of education and music. The band includes Daniel Salyer, Eli Johnston, Travis Houck, Zane Petty, Matthew Munsey and Matt Flake.
“Every time we visit a school we are inspired by the students and teachers we meet,” said Daniel Salyer of the band Monroeville. “The interaction we get when we perform is priceless for us.”
In addition to the concert, Bentonville High School will be the first school recipient of an exclusive Gibson guitar provided by the Gibson Foundation who has partnered with the I’ll Fly Away Foundation.
ABOUT BENTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL:
Bentonville High School is the flagship of the district’s 15 campuses. With approximately 3,200 students in grades 9-12 BHS is a comprehensive high school that meets the needs and demands of students preparing for the future. For four consecutive years BHS has been ranked by Newsweek Magazine as a Top 1000 high school in the U.S. The high school has also received the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School. Bentonville High School offers a wide arrange of challenging courses beyond the standard state curriculum. Twenty Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate are offered for advanced earners who desire a higher challenged. For more information on Bentonville High School go to www.bentonvillek12.org
ABOUT I’LL FLY AWAY FOUNDATION:
The I’ll Fly Away Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to music education and preserving America’s musical heritage. The foundation is an approved 501c(3) which launched in 2011 in honor of Albert E. Brumley who in 1932 wrote “I’ll Fly Away” which is one of the most recognized songs in the world ever recorded . Brumley has been described as the pre-eminent gospel songwriter of the 20th century with over 800 published songs. Other titles included “Turn Your Radio On,” “I’ll Meet You in the Morning,” and Rank Strangers To Me.” Brumley’s granddaughter, Betsy Brumley serves as its leader and has dedicated her life to creating opportunities to foster music education and preserving our country’s music history. For more information on the I’ll Fly Away Foundation go to www.illflyawayfoundation.org.
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