Jyoung20 Posted January 27, 2006 Share Posted January 27, 2006 First of all--- Thanks to all of you for helping me "keep going". Also, thanks for everything you have contributing. This is turning into quite an event!!! I can promise you that our "lung cancer family here" will be recognized and promoted to all attending students, parents, visitors, survivors, caregivers,principals, school administrators,teachers and anyone else that may be present. I also wanted to personally invite any of you to the event. Also, we have room for many awards (memorials and honorariums) if this is of interest. I will be sending programs to all lung cancer survivors or family members involved. I f you are interested, you can pm me and I will get back with you ASAP!!! Here is an update on the progress of the event: The participating groups are from the Memphis, Mississippi, Dyer County and the Jackson area. We are anticipating at least 1500 people in attendance. There are families coming from all over the country to present awards in honor of their lost loved ones. We will have a power point presentation during the awards ceremony so the person the award is in honor of can be viewed by all the students from a huge screen on the stage. . Also, we will briefly talk about that person and their contributions. We are going to have survivor stories posted all over the school to be viewed by the attendants. At this time, I have about 25 stories---I could use many more. If you haven't been contacted about your story, please forgive me. If you would like your story submitted, please let me know!!!! This will be a positive experience and I know the kids will be proud they are involved in it. My contribution to lung cancer society and to music students: I am hosting this event in the hopes that we can instill empathy in our children towards people with this disease, help with the much needed funding for lung cancer research, honor many people affected by lung cancer, help promote the musical talents of our youth, and make our communities aware that this disease does NOT discriminate (It doesn’t care who your are, how old you are, your socio-economic background, what color you are, your gender, what you do for a living, etc.) It’s time that Lung cancer gets in the spotlight and the negative stigma that accompanies it forgotten!! Too many people are dying from this disease and the survival rates are scary!!!!! We have 16 bands confirmed verbally (deadline not until Feb. 4th) and about 40 soloists. The Memphis Sound Drum Corp will be hosting a brass and percussion clinic for the kids. Judges will have a clinic for the woodwinds and strings students as well. The band judges will be hosting a question and answer session for the directors during this time. (This will all happen right after lunch and during the clinic for the kids). The Memphis Originals Café (Mo’s) will be setting up a studio for the winning soloist to record their performance and take a copy home with them. We are trying to put something together with the Orpheum Theatre (Kind of like an American Idol for instrumentalists) to go around to the schools and promote a shortened version of a Broadway musical. Amro music is donating trophies for the winning bands and soloists. I am personally giving three $100.00 cash prizes to the winning soloists. Fear Nothing Music Gear will be providing event staff t-shirts with sponsorships listed and setting up a booth. Our website is working and all sponsorships, memorials, and honorariums will be noted there as well. (WWW.LUNGEVITY.ORG/PLAYINGFORACURE) Absolutely Perfect Photography will have a studio set-up for group pictures with the foundation getting the profit. We will also have individual and small group photos available for purchase. Pin-mart is donating a 100 pins (angel playing a horn (our logo)) to be given to the winning bands and students. Troop 240 Boy scouts will be handling parking and concessions. We will be selling lung cancer awareness jewelry at the event as well as face painting. We have a graphic artist and printing service that have donated their services. I have a group of 4 women that are my “power four” that are helping me along the way. We have been accepted by the Arkansas Activities Association. So, Arkansas bands and groups can attend. I have contacted all of the state band organizations including Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama about invitations. The event has been promoted on most statewide band websites and message boards. Everyone gets a program with the sponsorships listed as well as the schools participating. Anne McGinty and John Edmondson (nationally renowned composers) will be donating autographed music and monetary donations as awards to the winning groups. The Mimi Farina (Joan Baez's sister) national website will be offering an award to a recognized soloist in memory of Mimi Farina (passed away from Lung cancer) www.lchelp.org has made a contribution (support group to the stars of lung cancer). The Jesse Owens (olympic champion)national website will be donating awards for two students in memory of Jesse Owens (passed away from lung cancer) Gould’s Day Spa and Salon will be giving a spa package to a winning band director from the Memphis Area. Slavehaven/Burkle House Museum will be dontaing passes to students (this was an Underground Railroad house) Holly will be donating "hand made"scarves to various female students participating. Other items donated (cologne, perfume, 100% silk tie, hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, museum passes,movie passes, back packs, pins, and many other items More donations to come!!!!! All awards and trophies will be given in memory of people that have succumbed to or are suffering from this devastating disease. Ex. (http://laurianneshope.blogspot.com) (www.caringbridge.org/tn/jamie) Awards for Bands and Soloists Top Scoring Middle and High School Bands *****Trophy for the band, certificates and lapel pins with our "angel playing a horn logo" for the participating students. Top Scoring Soloists From Each Division ******Trophy, Certificate, "angel playing horn logo" lapel pin, $100.00 cash award and an opportunity to record their solo for a cd. Anne McGinty (nationally renown band composer)will offer various autographed musical selections for winning band groups. ***All Bands will receive adjudication tapes, copy of the program and rating sheets. ***All soloists will receive ratings sheets, participation certificate , copy of the program and an "angel playing a horn"lapel pin. Awards are in honor of : Jessee Dewey Award---$100.00 cash prize for beginning division soloist (1st place)(memory) Beth Yenney Award---$100.00cash prize for Middle Division soloist (1st place)(memory) Brian K Osberg----$100.00cash prize for High Division soloist (1st place)(memory) Donna Prevost Award---All divisions-solo trophy award (honor and Donna will be present at the event and recognized) Mark Anthony Mollica Award ---High Division Band trophy(memory)--(1st place) Laurianne’s Hope Award----Middle Division Band Trophy(memory)--1st place William Slovacek Award-----Beginning Division Trophy (memory)1st place Nancy Nissalke Award —2nd place gift bag for all divisions(memory) David Wayne Chapman Award to be given to a trumpet soloist (trumpet gift bag-musical supplies) Doris Green Hollo Award (muscial gift bag) Earl DeCoursey Award 3rd place soloist gift bags for all divisions James Ecker Award honor certificates for all participating bands Leslie Guilloz Award (pending approval) 2nd and 3rd place plaques for soloists in all divisions Awards are finalized!!!! The deadline for all sponsorships is February 17th. $1000.00 or more---Platinum Whole Note Dr. Pallera and family $500.00 or more---Platinum Half Note IESI $250.00 or more---- Gold Quarter Note · Jon and Jamie Young · “SUSU” Dina . Amro Music $100.00 or more ----Silver Eighth Note · Allstate Ins.---Anthony (full) · Faith Christian Church · MidSouth Music · State Farm Insurance - Bill · Diana Young · “Beth” Bill's wife · Anne McGinty · “Katie”—lchelp.org . Kindermusik with Ann Durden $50.00 or more------Bronze Sixteenth Note · Amy Carr · Absolutely Perfect Photography · Fear Nothing Music Gear · Gould’s Salon . Memphis Zoo $25.00 or more ----- Band member · Reader’s Digest—Mack Rickman · Visions Hair and Nail Spa · Super King Buffet . Slavehaven/Burkle House . Rodelli Uomo . Memphis Fragrance . "Holly" . Deanna Cross . Malco . Bosco's Restaurant . Bread and Roses Foundation In memory of: Brian Osberg William Slovacek Nancy Nissalke Jessee Dewey Laurianne’s HOPE Mark Anthony Mollica Beth Yenney David Chapman Marilyn Murphy Mimi Farina Jesse Owens Joe Alameda In honor of: Donna Prevost Rachael Sensabaugh "Kasey" Jamie Young Jim Reid Larry Vincent Check out the post for the bands and soloists titles "Here we go". It's unbelievable!!! Thanks all!!! Jamie At this point, we have raised almost $6000.00. Not to mention what has come in through the website or what will be collected the day of the event. Our goal is 10,000.00. Our first year, I think that is awesome. Thanks to all of you that have contributed. We will be sending the message to about 700 students. If we reach one, it will be worth it. One day the stigma will be gone. No one should live in guilt. We should love and care for one another, no matter what the circumstances. GOD IS GOOD!!! Jamie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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