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Thanks for sharing the dream

Dear Editor:

We, the staff and board of directors of the Earthbeat Summer Music Camps, wish to pass on a huge thank-you to all of our singing participants, parents, schools and grantors for making our 2008 Summer Music Camp program a huge success.

Approximately 275 local children participated, and all four music camps sold out. We could not have done it without you.

Thank-yous go out to our supportive school principals, Sonya Hemmen of Glenwood Elementary, Dave Lindenberg of New Castle Elementary, Mark Grice of Carbondale Montessori School and Tye Haden of Basalt Middle School. Thank you for your amazing and continued support! And a special thanks goes out to Cathy Partain, New Castle district coordinator, for having faith in us in spite of our rough start.

A huge thanks goes out to our grantors, all unsung heroes (the ladies of the Aspen Thrift Shop, the Aspen Elks Club, the town of Basalt discretionary fund and Mr. Anonymous) whose generous financial donations make our scholarship program possible.

A special thanks goes out to the Pine Creek Cookhouse Restaurant, owners John and Juliette Wilcox, for your backing me; and to general manager Doug Campbell and manager Claire Clarke for covering my shifts so that I could keep the Earthbeat dream and experience alive!

Lastly, thank you to my amazingly talented staff … you are the living example that music and the arts affect people’s lives, and I consider myself blessed to be a part of your lives for the past 15 years. You challenge me to keep growing, and you bring the best out in me.

You all make the difference! Each of you is irreplaceable!

P.S.: Karen D’Attillo, wherever you are on the planet, thank you for having the vision of creating the Earthbeat dream and inviting me to share the dream …

KC Johnson

director, Earthbeat Summer Music Camps

Snowmass


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