Live holiday concert helps support young musicians

6 months 4 hours 28 minutes ago December 23, 2016 Dec 23, 2016 Friday, December 23 2016 Friday, December 23, 2016 7:29:00 AM CST in News
By: Shanna Grove, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY – Local musicians are teaming up for a concert Friday night to raise money for the Jefferson City Public Schools orchestra program.

The “Holiday Hootenanny” will involve about three hours of Christmas music recreated by Jefferson City musicians.

There will be 12 to 14 musicians donating their time and performing over 40 holiday songs at the event all on the stage at the same time.

Jay Orchestra Boosters is the nonprofit organization in Jefferson City that supports the orchestra program.

Jay Orchestra Boosters Secretary, Rishanda Richardson, said they are very grateful for the event that will bring the Boosters closer to their annual fundraising goal.

“It helps the Boosters purchase and repair instruments for JCPS orchestra students in grades 5-12. There are students from every elementary, middle and high school who participate in the orchestra program. The Boosters are able to supply every student who needs an instrument with a school instrument at no cost. But it takes at least $5,000 a year to keep the instruments in good repair and purchase new stringed instruments,” Richardson said.

The Boosters support the instrument repair and purchase entirely.

This is the second year musician Ryan Grosvenor has organized this fundraiser.

“There’s no tax dollars or school funds set aside for that, that’s all fundraiser based, donation based. So this is our way of kind of giving back to the next generation, you know, just musicians helping out other musicians,” Grosvenor said.

Last year, the fundraiser raised around $500 to $600 in donations from passing around a bucket.

This year there is a $3 entry fee, which will serve as a donation to the orchestra program, and there will be a donation bucket circulating throughout the evening as well.

All of the money raised will go toward the JCPS orchestra program.

With the additional donation at the door and more publicity and support from the community this year Grosvenor hopes this time around will be even more successful. He hopes to double what they made last year.

The goal of the fundraiser is to help provide kids with the equipment they need.

“Another thing we’re trying to accomplish is just to make sure that these kids have working instruments in their hands, you know, at all times. And so having the money to do that and keep those instruments maintained and repaired, and keep those instruments in the kid’s hands, that’s very important,” Grosvenor said.

The concert features members of Ryan Gee & The Good Time, The Bourbon Breakfast Club, Rose Ridge, Murphy's Ford, Ozark Underground, Down Side Up, Kitty & The Wolf, and First United Methodist Church.

The music is a mix and includes both Christian favorites from church services to more contemporary pop songs.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. at The Mission bar in Jefferson City.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - MUPD officers gave the "all clear" late Friday night after authorities said they did not find an explosive... More >>
50 minutes ago June 24, 2017 Jun 24, 2017 Saturday, June 24 2017 Saturday, June 24, 2017 3:01:00 AM CDT in News
MONITEAU COUNTY - The Moniteau County sheriff denied accusations of the jail being in poor condition following posts on social... More >>
8 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 7:48:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri non-profit organization is raising money for veterans in its own unique way, bull riding. ... More >>
8 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 7:34:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
COLUMBIA- Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport and Sen. Caleb Rowden, R- Columbia met with dozens of Mid-Missouri parents and children to... More >>
8 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 7:12:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - After residents said they did not want a roundabout, the Columbia Public Works Department has come up with... More >>
8 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 7:05:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - More than 200 requests have come in so far in just the twenty-four hours after MU leadership announced... More >>
10 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 5:13:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Pollen is not the only allergen that arrives with the warm summer weather. A specific type of tick... More >>
11 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 4:36:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis County sheriff's deputy faces up to a decade in federal prison now... More >>
11 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 4:19:00 PM CDT in News
MONITEAU COUNTY - One person was taken into custody after the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task... More >>
11 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 4:01:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia city council is considering new regulations on payday loan companies and money lending businesses. The... More >>
12 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 3:49:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia College will be giving high school students a chance to earn college credits. The two dual credit... More >>
13 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 2:43:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri State Highway Patrol celebrated the graduation of 27 troopers in Jefferson City on Friday morning. ... More >>
13 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 2:31:00 PM CDT in News
MONITEAU COUNTY - A man was taken into custody after the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office and Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force... More >>
14 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 1:39:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Four summer interns work with the city of Columbia to rate the conditions of roads and determine which... More >>
14 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 1:33:00 PM CDT in News
MONITEAU COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash north of Tipton on Wednesday. According... More >>
15 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 12:40:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police responded to an armed robbery Thursday night at Cirilla's on Bukner Street. According to investigators,... More >>
18 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 9:22:00 AM CDT in News
NEVADA (AP) — Authorities say a western Missouri deputy has shot and killed a driver after a pursuit ended with... More >>
19 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 8:33:11 AM CDT in News
BOONVILLE - The Boonville Heritage Days is going on this weekend with the same carnival operator it's had for the... More >>
19 hours ago June 23, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Friday, June 23 2017 Friday, June 23, 2017 8:10:00 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 62°
4am 60°
5am 59°
6am 58°
7am 60°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

3:00a
Mad Money
4:00a
LX.TV: 1st Look
4:30a
Paid Program
3:30a
Paid Program
4:00a
Paid Program
4:30a
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Nitro Circus
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld