Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and Impassion Music Studio
Announce a Practice-a-Thon to Raise Funds for New Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
to be held on Sunday,
October 7th, 2018 at the JACC as part of the International Kids’ Music Day.
This innovative way to generate support for the crucial
New JACC project is the brainchild of longtime Juneau music teacher Sandy Fortier of
Impassion Music Studio. Sandy’s commitment to youth musical education has touched
many young lives and made Juneau a better place.
The Practice-a-Thon will take place from 10 am until 4 pm on Sunday the 7th, and is
open to musicians of all ages who want to practice with their instruments and help support
a worthy cause. Musicians can sign up here and down load a pledge form here, and then can start collecting
names and pledge amounts from their families, friends, and others in the community who
support music education and Juneau’s collective efforts to build the New JACC. (Download the pledge form here. )Pledges
may be for 15-minute increments, or in flat amounts for whatever amount of practicing
each musician seeks to accomplish. Pledges can be pre-paid with cash, check, or credit
card, or may be collected after the event by the practicing musician.
The Practice-a-Thon will be open to the public, so those who want to listen and take
part in the fun are welcome to come to the JACC between 10 am and 4 pm on Sunday the
7th. For those seeking to practice piano, there will be two options: the grand piano in the
Main Hall, and the upright piano in the JACC Gallery. There will be plenty of music
stands, chairs, and other accoutrements necessary to make it possible for all those wishing
to practice to do so. People are encouraged to bring cookies or other snacks to help sustain
the practicing musicians.
Practice-a-Thon creator Sandy Fortier said, “I know from my years of teaching
music how important it is for music students to develop strong habits of regular practice. I
thought the Practice-a-Thon might make it possible for students to have more fun
practicing, and to benefit a very worthy cause, the New JACC.”
Participants in and spectators at the Practice-a-Thon will also have the chance to
Color the New JACC by painting a square in the large canvas depicting the new facility.
This piece has been divided into small squares, and artists of all ages and experience levels
can paint one in return for a modest donation in an amount of their choosing. New JACC
representatives will be on hand to help people Color the New JACC and provide
information about this important project.
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