RS BERKELEY CONTRIBUTES IN REBUILDING THE BAND DEPARTMENT AT ALABAMA'S TORNADO DEVASTATED PHIL CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL
(Published: July 18, 2011)
On March 27th, 2011, an EF-5 tornado ripped through Phil Campbell, Alabama, destroying lives and homes. The band room took a direct hit, which destroyed the room and many of the school owned instruments and student owned instruments. Although those material things might be gone, the spirit continues on with Phil Campbell's students.
"Through various channels, we learned about the rebuilding of the band department at Phil Campbell High School. To assist with the effort, we have sent six brass and woodwind instruments and accessories to the school, including two clarinets, two flutes and two professional trumpets. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Phil Campbell community, mentioned RS Berkeley President, Les Silver.
Over the last several weeks, RS Berkeley has been in contact with Phil Campbell's Band Director, Bobby Patrick. "When Mr. Patrick learned of our interest in making a contribution, he took the time to let us know how sincerely grateful he was. We are honored to be working with him on his request to replace some of the school's low brass instruments as well," remarked RS Berkeley spokesman, Todd Feldman.
"Our goal is a simple one: To not only save the music program at Phil Campbell, but to help it thrive for the students of today and tomorrow," mentioned Bobby Patrick.
A dedicated website has been created for the relief effort at http://www.facebook.com/p.... Additional information including contribution information can be found by visiting http://www.pchsbobcats.co....
Since 2002, RS Berkeley has offered the most complete and innovative selection of brass, woodwind and string instruments and accessories. Generations of musicians trust RS Berkeley to provide instruments that maximize their playing ability and improve the clarity, intonation and sound of their instruments. Additional information can be found by visiting our website at rsberkeley.com.
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