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July 11, 2017 > Shine Your Way to a free summer experience

Shine Your Way to a free summer experience

Submitted By the Jenny Lin Foundation

For the 23rd year the Jenny Lin Foundation is proud to present a free summer music program to over 300 young musicians across the Bay Area. With ÒShine Your WayÓ as the theme, this yearÕs program concludes with a community concert to be held at the Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Master of Ceremonies will be a longtime friend of the FoundationÕs, Cheryl Jennings of ABC7 News.

Thanks to the Castro Valley Unified School District, participants of the six-week summer program get to use the facilities at Canyon Middle School for rehearsal and other activities two evenings a week from June 19 to July 26. Once again donating their time and energy to the program this year are Diana Ryan (Chorus), Greg Conway (Symphonic Band), and Cary Nasatir (Symphonic Orchestra). These all-season music teachers have made it possible for the Jenny Lin Foundation to host a free music program every summer in memory of our friend Jenny Lin, who was murdered in 1994 at the age of fourteen in her own home in Castro Valley.

Though the Foundation was established to carry on JennyÕs love of music and to extend her life in a unique fashion, child safety issues remain its top priority. To ensure the safety of our participants, representatives of the Alameda County SheriffÕs office will be on hand at the rehearsal venue. Together with the numerous hardworking volunteers who direct traffic, provide supervision during break-time and serve in other capacities, they help ensure that the Jenny Lin Foundation Summer Youth Program is not only cost-free to our young people but also worry-free for their parents.

The public will have to opportunity to purchase eco-friendly handmade JennyÕs Jewelry (including necklaces, bracelets and earrings) at the concert to support the FoundationÕs Summer Youth Music Program. Two scholarships will be presented as well: one from YOSAC (Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County) and the other from Fremont-based Mission Peak Wind Symphony.

Shine Your Way
Friday, July 28
7:30 p.m.
Chabot College
Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward

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