Bartlesville, Ok – Now in its third year of existence, the OK Mozart Festival program called No Child Clef Behind continues to nurture and promote the arts in Bartlesville and surrounding public schools. This week OKM Executive Director, Dr. Randy Thompson, took steps to make it possible for a student at Madison Middle School to receive a like-new trumpet and music book that would start him on the path to pursue music studies.
The No Child Clef Behind program is one that raises funds for the purchase of musical instruments for students with a strong desire to pursue music, but do not have the means to purchase or rent their own instrument.
“This program is important to a child’s development,” said Dr. Thompson, “because it allows them not only to enrich their lives but also enhance all of their learning experiences. At OK Mozart we believe that no education is complete without the inclusion of music and the arts.”
Board Chairman, Charlie Daniels, noted that “in addition to providing needed instruments, we also use the No Child Clef Behind program to provide those same kids discount tickets to OK Mozart concerts as well as to give tickets to organizations like Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Westside Community Center so that their kids can attend these concerts, which adds to the joy and wonder of music OKM provides for Oklahoma children.”
The next annual OK Mozart Festival takes place June 6-14, 2014 in Bartlesville and is made possible through the support of the Oklahoma Arts Council as well as ConocoPhillips, Phillips66, ABB, Accenture, and other corporate, individual, and foundation patrons throughout the United States. To learn more about patron benefits and sponsorship opportunities, call OKM Development Director Jacky Manning at the Festival office: 918-336-9900.