give the gift of music
GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC
Its More Than Just Music...
Performing Stars of Marin promotes positive life and leadership skills for all of life’s many
“performances.” Founded in 1990, it is dedicated to providing county-wide youth and community
development services to low-income, primarily multicultural families, through art, music and other
cultural enrichment programs.
Executive Director, Felecia Gaston’s leap of faith, heart and best instincts created Performing Stars of
Marin by promoting community building and better citizenship. Understanding that having great visions,
comes the gathering of many individuals, collaborating with common goals and resources to sustain the
educational programs in San Francisco Bay Area communities. By grassroots organizing and leveraging
relationships, the Performing Stars team, has recruited music advisors, advocates and of course, many
friends all supporting quality music education in Marin County.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE FRIENDS
OF PERFORMING STARS OF MARIN!
The Performing Stars Friends, play a vital role for the music program. Through donations, sponsors and fundraising efforts, their mission is
achieving excellence in support for teachers, academic programs, research, creative activities, events, performances, facilities, equipment,
instruments, and community outreach. The Friends vision became a reality this year and with the help of donations, the Friends were able
to provide music classes and instruments for children in Marin County.
Become a Friend of Performing Stars Music Program. Your tax-deductible donation will help the Friends continue to provide important instruments, equipment, programs and services. Give a child the gift of music this holiday through the Performing Stars of Marin,
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The Gift That Keeps On Giving
The Performing Stars Music Advisory Board, consist of music industry individuals advocating leadership positions; by providing
advice and counsel to the music program; and by generating new resources through personal giving and fundraising.
The Emmy and Multi-Grammy winner, Narada Michael Walden known as the
“Godfather “of Performing Stars has been a long standing supporter of Performing
Stars of Marin. The most recent act of kindness and support for music education
came from The Narada Michael Walden
Foundation. A generous gift of nine DW
snare drums, stands and sticks were
donated to the music program. In addition, Narada is providing an unforgettable
learning experience for the children of
Marin. This exciting contribution consist of
a trip to Tarpan Studios, drum lessons and
opportunity to perform at the Narada
Michael Walden Foundation 16th Annual
Music advisors Narada Michael
Holiday Jam. This event supports music
Walden and Andre Thierry, their
education for Bay Area youth.
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ed to making a difference in the lives of young people by supporting music appreciation and
education for Bay Area youth.
Through grants, scholarships, educational programs,
performances, mentorships and collaborations with community organizations the Foundation provides opportunities for emerging young artists.
Andre Thierry, a gifted composer and accordion virtuoso is among the best of both the West Coast and the Gulf Coast musicians
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This partnership has cultivated
a strong bond that has taken
a traditional root in Marin
County. Together their purpose
is sprouting success.
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rhythmic vibes. A powerful stage set in to educate and
delight audiences of all ages about Zydeco and its
March 2012, Felecia Gaston and Andre Thierry
launched “Zydeco For Kids” music classes for children ages 5-8 years old. As a music advisor, he continues his dedication to teach the culture, provides music
lessons and performs with the children at local San
Francisco Bay Area special events.
Andre and Performing Stars Zydeco Boys
preparing for 16th Annual Holiday
Narada Michael Walden Foundation
16TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY JAM-BEACH PARTY FREAK OUT
Supporting music education for Bay Area youth
Special Guests Sammy Hagar, Tom Johnston of Doobie Brothers,
Tony Lindsay from Santana Band, Jeanie Tracy and More More More!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
142 Throckmorton Theatre located in Mill Valley, CA
6:30 VIP Reception • 7:30 Doors Open • 8pm Show
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!
It’s not a coincidence that all these musical ingredients aligned perfectly. So turn on your
HeartLight. Give the Gift of Music. Donate and BE the change you wish to see in the world.
YOUR DONATIONS AND SUPPORT HELP ASSURE THE SUCCESS OF PERFORMING STARS MUSIC PROGRAM.
PERFORMINGSTARS.ORG / MARIN CITY, CALIFORNIA / 415•332•8316
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