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Stephanie Howe Vice President of Ted Brown Music joins us for this episode.
Ted Brown Music has been a fixture in Tacoma and Washington State for the past 90 years. With six locations across the state. If you grew up in the area and were in a school band program there is a strong likelihood that your instrument came from Ted Brown.
When Ted Brown Music wanted to start exploration camps to introduce kids to music. Stephanie was tasked with making that happen. TBM Outreach is the result. As a non-profit they are able to reach potential participants through the school system.
One of the ways the outreach program works is by accepting musical instrument donations. The repair techs volunteer their time and repair the instruments and then give the instruments back to kids who want to play music but do not have the money to rent or buy an instrument.
The Live It OUTLOUD program is an 8 week summer program that shows kids 12 to 18 how to be in a band. Featuring professional musicians as mentors the kids are placed into bands and provided hands on instruction. The program ends in a concert where the bands showcase their new found skills.
Stephanie shares a lot of stories and insights about Ted Brown Music and the Ted Brown Music Outreach program. It's amazing that this company is so generous and supportive of kids in the greater Tacoma area and throughout Washington State.
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