Fine Arts Bonanza

September, 2014 Winner

Awesome Foundation is proud to announce the September recipient of $1000 is Fine Arts Bonanza.  High School students and sisters, Alexa and Presley Anderson, submitted the application to Awesome in support of obtaining funds for their Fine Arts Bonanza.  

Both Alexa and Presley Anderson have been deeply affected by music and decided to focus on music for their Gold Award.  A Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. The Gold Award must address an actual need and not just a want in the community and it must be sustainable.  The Anderson sisters did the research and concluded playing a musical instrument or participating in other fine art activities can increase SAT scores, helps to promote multicultural awareness, and increases cooperativeness with teachers and others. 

Fine Arts Bonanza allows our keiki in grades 4-7 hear, touch, play drums, trumpet, tuba, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and trombone, and learn vocal skills all in one place during one afternoon. This is especially beneficial because many students, even those with band programs at their school, do not get the opportunity to try out an instrument.  Another aspect of the bonanza is the creating of teaching packets.  These packets include video snippets from the workshop, research findings, and other teaching tools to send to schools and youth organizations so they can have step-by-step instructions.

How will they use the money? Alexa and Presley will use the $1000 from Awesome Foundation to hold additional workshops for at-risk students, in particular, and to increase the quality and number of teaching packets. The money will go to cover the cost of reeds, instrument cleaning supplies, and other materials.

The money from Awesome is helping to sustain great projects like FINE ARTS BONANZA! We are thrilled to help and promote the arts in our community.  Keep up the good work, Alexa and Presley.