Pilot Program Launches In One of U.S.’ Most Rural and Poor Areas Enabling Students to Learn To Retain Knowledge through Music McDonald County, Missouri – (October 27, 2014) – The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has announced the launch of the organizations first songwriting program in one of the most rural and poor counties in the state of Missouri. The program, which was the brainchild of the foundation, will be conducted in a total of fourteen 3rd grade classes totaling over 350 students in the McDonald County School District. Beginning today, Monday, October 27th, the Pineville Elementary School’s Pineville, MO third
Wildfire Music Festival
The Wildfire Music Festival was created to honor the life and legacy of Brenna Marie Currie. The proceeds of the festival will be used to give a music scholarship in Brenna’s name and to bring the music programs of the I’ll Fly Away Foundation to the Greensboro area schools. This festival is being put together by the friends and family of Brenna and some of her favorite bands have been asked to attend.
More about Brenna Marie Currie.
Brenna Marie Currie, or simply “B”, as many of her friends called her, was an extraordinary spirit with a beautiful heart. She passed from this life in March of 2013 at age 22, leaving behind a legacy of love for others. A friend of hers once said, “She loved life and it loved her right back”.
Beginning as a young child, she was a compassionate person who had an innate desire to help and befriend others. She was passionate about life and lived it to the fullest extent, seldom passing up an opportunity to experience something new.
Three of her passions in life were her family, her friends, and her music. The classical guitar was her instrument. With every breath she lived music, never keeping her guitar too far out of reach. She inspired others to learn to play and got great enjoyment out of sharing her knowledge. She liked to play all genres of music, but most of all she enjoyed playing bluegrass with her dad and brother.
Brenna always recognized the power of music. She knew music could comfort, heal, and help people find their voice. She was passionate about helping people discover how music could enrich their lives. Brenna attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She selected a major that would combine her love of music and helping others. Her deep belief in the healing power of music led her to pursue a Music Therapy degree. She was excited to be working toward becoming an accredited music therapist.