The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir was notified this past spring that it had been invited to participate in a multi-day workshop in New York City next April, a trip that would culminate in a performance in Carnegie Hall. In part 2 of a two-part report on the choir, assignment reporter Taylor Thacker talked with music director Michael Mayes about how the students are trying to raise the funds to make the trip….
At first, Music Director Michael Mayes thought he wouldn’t be able to raise enough funds to go on the multi-day workshop in New York City. “Approximately $56,000 in order to go.” But after talking to the school board and other teachers and community members, he decided to accept the invitation. “We have been doing a ton of fundraisers including cheesecake sales, coffee sales, sponsor letters, a lot of performances throughout the community.” Mayes and the TPHS Select Choir are going to need everyone’s help if they wish to accomplish the difficult task of raising enough funds for the trip. “With the help of our community, we’re going to make this happen.” For more information call 760-361-5306.
A Radiothon to help the choir raise the money for their travel expenses will be held tomorrow from noon until 5 here on Z107.7. Morongo Basin residents are asked to call in and make a pledge or bring in their checks in to help the deserving group get to Carnegie Hall.