Spread the Love of Music..Help Get Mu...

Spread the Love of Music..Help Get Musical Instruments to our Kids

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#1 Aug 12, 2010
Larry McCrobie has become a strong voice of spreading the love of music to our youth in the communities. "Music is a way in which we can escape the problems we are facing, escape the stress that live can deal us. It give us the ability to take ourselves into a place where we can channel that energy and create something magical, something memorable, and something musical."

Unfortunately it is rather difficult for the children of impoverished areas to gain the same education and advantages of those that are in communities and areas that can afford to do so. Teaming with several local, regional, and national groups, Larry McCrobie is making vocal the different areas in which you can help Northern West Virginia Children the recipient of much needed Musical Supplies and Instruments. "Marching Mountains is an amazing program that Ian Felton, a native of Preston County, created in order to help the children of Appalachia realize and benefit from the experience that music can give to you. I am thrilled to help him spread the word"

McCrobie is also actively pursuing a Pepsi Refresh grant that will directly benefit the Preston County school system in the amount of $25,000, which will purchase all new instruments for the school district.
"I can work myself to the ground trying to make a difference in these kids lives, but when it comes down to it, they just need the same opportunities and equipment that others take for granted."

McCrobie asks that you take the time to support your local music organizations, and invest whatever you have available to you. "Whether it is $1 or $100, or more. Whether its time, talents, or encouragement, we MUST take an active role in the music arts of the future. If not, then we are in for a rough road."

"My time and experience in music, both concert and Marching Band/Drum Corps, was an amazing time in my life. I learned a great deal from it and wouldn't change a minute of it. I encourage each and everyone of you to check out the opportunities that exist for our youth, Drum Corps International, Music For All (Bands of America) West Virginia Music Educators Association, or simply any music organization. Look at what these groups have to offer, look at what they do, and try and do your best to support them in their efforts.

"I am just one person. But as a person I can make a difference, and that's exactly what I intend to do. We all have our history and our past, but if we don't look forward to the future, then we will be lost, and changed."

Take the time to support and read about the following:

www.DCI.org (Drum Corps International)
www.MusicForAll.org (Bands of America)
www.MarchingMountains.org (Support Appalachia)

Larry McCrobie is the owner of McCrobie Marketing and Designs. McCrobie is a long time supporter and participant/Educator/Administr ation for various musical organizations. www.McCrobieMarketing.com

WE WILL UPDATE WITH THE LINK TO THE PEPSI REFRESH GRANT VOTING AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. THE GRANT IS DETERMINED BY INDIVIDUALS WHO VOTE FOR THE IDEA VIA FACEBOOK WITH THE PEPSI REFRESH GRANT SYSTEM.

Marching Mountains' vision is to see a child become something more than that
child would have become because an instrument found its way into their
hands; to see band programs across Appalachia become more successful because
band directors are working together using technology to share ideas and
resources; to see local communities hold events that benefit their bands
because they've seen a child with an instrument believe in themselves and
now they believe more in their community.

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