I'd like to take the opportunity to extend big thank-you's to those who've donated instruments, mouthpieces, music and accessories to the students with whom I work in Haiti!
Thomas Dumas: Bb Martin Committee Trumpet, 4 mutes, including Tom Crown straight and 2 harmon mutes, 18 mouthpieces, and assorted valve oils and lubes!
Marty Rooney: Bb/C trumpet, pro-bono legal work for AAFEM Foundation which will be raising funds to build new schools in Haiti
Alan and Liz Colin: Music books, methods and solos
Barb Chickosky: Music books, solos, mouthpieces
Stephen Mattsen: mouthpieces and mutes (including a bunch of Renuzit practice mutes which he made for us!)
Rusty Russell: Holten Trumpet
Jerry Freedman: clarinet, mouthpieces, trumpet
Brendan Crise and Doc D'Errico: mouthpieces and valve oil
Ken Saul: Ultra Pure Professional Valve Oils
This is complete as of May 5th. I will post more as things come in. I leave on May 13th for this next round, but will also be returning there in July/August.
Many thanks to all, and a nudge: if any of you have books, trumpets, mutes, mouthpieces, etc that are just sitting around (or hanging on the wall or in the attic or basement), this is your chance to help change someone's life for the better!
Blessings and thanks,