The Bluebird Educational Foundation has provided many educational musical trainings and performances to students over the years. In the most recent years, they have started a program called “Recycling in the Key of E.” Donations of old instruments are collected and the instruments are refurbished by a musical partner and then given to a student who is interested in playing in the band at middle school or high school. To date, Bluebird has donated some 50 instruments totaling approximately $20,000 to our students. Darryl Bey, Chairman of Bluebird Educational Foundation and Terry Davis, Principal of Forest Grove Middle School presented the following students with instruments at the school board meeting.
Forest Grove Middle School students are Diego Gonzalez (Trumpet), Lamont Davis (Clarinet), and Juan Juarez (Trumpet). Northport K-8 students are Michael Gorbach (trumpet), Nicholas Badalo (Trumpet), Amber Campfield (Baritone), Charles Gillespie (Baritone), Jarvin Patrick (Saxophone), and Nadia Keefe (Flute). Lincoln Park Academy student is Jordan Barbieri-Johnson (Trombone) and Fort Pierce Westwood High School students are Tarence Payne (Flute), Jockeria Maxo (Flute), and Ticorius Hudson (Trumpet).
Students are pictured here with Debbie Hawley, Genelle Yost, Darryl Bey, Terry Davis, and Bandmasters- Joseph Colombo, Brian Hoce, Jason Albert, and Lee Walker.