IONE, CA—This year’s BIG RED BARN, sponsored by Rancho Arroyo Seco, will support all Amador County school music programs. Proceeds will benefit all schools from 5th grade through high school. This is the 10th annual event, and is planned for Saturday, September 24th at 6:00 PM, at the BIG RED BARN in Ione. The goal is to raise $25K or more.
Rancho Arroyo Seco will once again match up to $7,500.
There are over 300 students currently participating in the county music program that are directed by two instructors, Heather Walkover and John Burns. Like many districts, music and art program funding has been drastically reduced. Most band related expenses are self-funded, including instruments—both repairs and purchases—uniforms, transportation to, and participation in competitive events. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning, a mastery of memorization, increased coordination, and helps students stay engaged in school and gain better self-confidence.
So—mark your calendars and save the date. There will be a special musical presentation by the combined Argonaut and Amador bands during the event, live and silent auction, and raffle. Dinner will include a marinated beef tri-tip, sides, salads and bread, prepared by Pat and Lisa Thomas of Amador Catering. Tickets can be purchased at $25 each online at amadormusic.eventbrite.com.
If you cannot attend, consider a donation. Checks are made payable to BIG RED BARN 2016 Fundraiser and can be mailed to Rancho Arroyo Seco, P.O. Box 1730, Ione, CA. All donations are tax deductible through the Community Foundation of Amador County; tax ID68-0447992. For more information, call 209-304-5118 or 209-274-2777.