Tipitina’s Foundation to Donate Instruments to Huntington High School
This week, Shreveport's Huntington High School will receive more than three dozen band instruments, 100 music books and other band accessories, valued at more than $20,000.
On Thursday, June 14, representatives of the non-profit Tipitina's Foundation will present the gear to band director Roderick Jefferson and members of the award-winning Huntington Raiders Marching Band.
Tipitina's "Instruments A-Comin' Program," now in its 11th year, has supplied more than 4,000 musical instruments to 75 Louisiana schools and after-school programs. The program's purpose is to increase student participation in music programs. Huntington is the first north Louisiana school to be selected for the equipment grant.
A quote from Tipitina's Foundation co-chairman Roland von Kurnatowski: "This grant is a preview of what Tipitina’s Foundation will be doing in Shreveport in the coming months." An Instruments A Comin’ benefit concert and community fair is now being planned; this annual fundraiser will allow us to support an additional number of Shreveport area school music programs each year."
The public presentation ceremony will be held at the school -- located on Rasberry Lane -- at 4 p.m. Thursday.