Palisade Student Helps Raise Funds for Local Music Programs
KREX News Room
PALISADE, Colo.- For the third straight year, one Palisade high school student is organizing a fundraiser for school music programs across the Grand Valley.
Sophomore Josh Anders started the event back in 2011 while he was a student at Mount Garfield Middle School.
At the time, rumors were swirling around the school that budget cuts may prevent the music program from remaining active.
While the program did not get cut, Josh decided to organize the event with the help of students from Mount Garfield Middle School and Palisade High School.
They collected $1,600 in the first year, and $3,300 last year.
Now, with six schools performing on two separate evenings, Anders hopes to collect $6,000.
Palisade High School, Grand Junction High School, Fruita High School, Grand Mesa Middle School, Orchard Mesa Middle School and Mount Garfield Middle School will split the donations evenly.
The first performance will take place Friday night at Roper Music Ballroom, starting at 7 P.M.
The second performance is scheduled for May 10th at Palisade High School.