Sunday, June 01, 2008
Art and Music In Our Schools
Dennis Brown is a phenomenon here in the California "Gold Country." He lives a simple life and supports music in any way he can. One of the things he does is to conduct a local choral group called the Pine Cone Singers. On May 16th, 2008 the Pine Cone Singers gave the first of three performances. Near the end of the show, Dennis, dripping with sweat, stopped the performance and offered an impromptu speach on the benifits of programs for art and music. In the video he says that music saved him from a life of crime and that most of his freinds from high school are either in prison, dead or are addicted to "crack."
Hear it in his own words. Click here to play the vedio.