Contact Us

Tipitina’s Foundation to Donate Instruments to Huntington High School

A Lone Tuba
Photo by: Garry Knight/Flickr

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.

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!