Greeley-based funk and soul band The Burroughs is excited to launch a new partnership with Greeley-Evans School District 6. The Bands Give Back initiative aims to support local students through fundraising and outreach efforts that provide increased access to music education and support music educators.
The Burroughs have pledged the following for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year:
- Fundraise $2000 dedicated towards buying new musical instrument sets for schools. A percentage of every merchandise sale from the band throughout the school year will be donated towards this goal.
- Make 2 “pop-up” visits by band members to local schools to perform for and interact with students.
- Host 1 public concert collaboration with a local school music program
The Burroughs hope to inspire other local musicians to participate in Bands Give Back by making their own pledges to donate time or money. All money raised through this initiative will be dedicated towards funding instrument labs at local schools that provide students access to professional quality musical instruments and recording equipment. The overall fundraising goal of this initiative is $5000 by June 2020.
In addition to the fundraising goal, The Burroughs want to encourage local musicians and bands to donate their time to musical outreach with schools and students. This could take the form of performances or clinics at local schools, donated lesson times, or incorporating student ensembles into the lineups of local performances.
Local businesses and community partners are encouraged to join this initiative as well. The Burroughs are excited to announce that the Weldwerks Community Foundation has already pledged to match the band’s $2000 fundraising goal, generated through a portion of Weldwerks merchandise sales over the 2019/2020 school year.