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Electric Violinist Ken Ford Presents 'March Madness' a Benefit Concert for Music and Arts Education
Electric Violinist Ken Ford Presents 'March Madness' a Benefit Concert for Music and Arts Education

 

The Ken Ford Foundation takes the stage again at The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center on March 12, 2011 in a fundraiser to benefit music education.  The concert, highlighting the importance of arts and music education in our schools, will host VIP guests beginning at 6:30pm with a reception featuring Electric Violinist Ken Ford  and members of The Ken Ford Foundation.  Doors open at 7:30pm and the concert start at 8pm.  "Our purpose is to advocate school districts to keep strings programming, music and the arts as a viable academic vehicle in schools to increase test scores and have "fun" while being educated", says Ken Ford. Tax-deductible tickets are on sale now. General admission is $25 and VIP admission is only $45.

 

The Ken Ford Foundation is calling on all professionals, cultural arts organizations, school administrators, string enthusiasts, Centennial Park "Wednesday Wind-down" patrons, and the music industry of Atlanta to join our March Madness and campaign with us.  "Musicians know how music infiltrates the left and right brain for greatness," shares Ford.

 

The Ken Ford Foundation focuses on enhancing academic excellence through music appreciation. Contrary to popular belief, music does play a very important role in a child's education.  Music programs have been pulled out of most schools as unnecessary spending of tax dollars, and replaced by highly competitive sports.  "The Ken Ford Foundation is positioned to make an all call within the Georgia Legislature and beyond to declare "Music as a Sport" worthy of full funding," quotesExecutive Director, Annette Davis Jackson.

 

In July, 2010, award-winning musician, Ken Ford launched The Ken Ford Foundation and celebrated with over 500 attendees at The Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in DeKalb County and made a pledge and commitment to the community that he would make sure the students in the state of Georgia would have opportunities to master music while "Embracing Their Unique Talent".  

 

To make a donation and/or to get connected to this important community fundraising initiative, please contact The Ken Ford Foundation at             1-877-876-7697       or info@thekenfordfoundation.org for additional information, or feel free to mail your donation to The Ken Ford Foundation, 8075 Mall Parkway, Lithonia, Georgia  30058.

 

Limited media passes are available for VIP. To reserve a media pass or inquire about media interviews, please refer to our media contact.  

 

 

 

About THE KEN FORD FOUNDATION

 

The Ken Ford Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to enhance the educational experience of youth through an appreciation of music, while fostering creativity and encouraging self-confidence. The Ken Ford Foundation's (KFF) mission is to encourage generations of youth ages 5-18 to embrace their unique talents through an appreciation of music. Our philosophy is that musicians achieve higher grade point averages (GPA) and test scores than non-musicians in the same school. Exposure and opportunity to study music uniquely enhances higher brain functions required for reading, mathematics, chess, science, and engineering.

 

For more information, please visit www.TheKenFordFoundation.org