Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation
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Date: May 30, 2017
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Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation seeks to fund their eighth annual scholarship program via a raffle for a 2017 Jeep
(Bigfork, MT) Deepening the world’s appreciation and love of guitar music is the overarching mission of the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation. They work to accomplish this goal through their annual Crown Guitar Workshop and by offering a generous scholarship program for both Flathead Valley and Northwest Montana guitarists.
Over the past seven years of the workshop the foundation has awarded 144 scholarships to both students and teachers each valued at $5000, and 15 national fellowships to up-and-coming young musicians valued at $10,000 each. This program provides the students unparalleled exposure to high caliber faculty and successful big name artists and helps to build their skills and grow their careers.
This year the “Crown” has chosen to raise funds for the scholarship program via a vehicle raffle. In collaboration with Don K Subaru / Jeep, Crown board members and staff are selling raffle tickets to win a 2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk 4×4. Tickets are priced at $100 for one chance to win or 6 chances for $500 with a maximum of 888 tickets to be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on the final night of the Crown Guitar Festival, Saturday, September 2, 2017. The winner may choose to take the car or $20,000 in cash.
Tickets are available to purchase by calling the Crown office, 855-855-5900 ext 2. Additionally, board members will be selling raffle tickets at several community events in Bigfork including the annual 4th of July Parade and the Festival of the Arts in August. Kalispell events include the weekly ThursdayFest and the NW Montana Fair as well as at the Don K dealership in Whitefish.
Two former scholarship winners have great things to say about the Crown Workshop. “When I arrived at Crown two years ago, I could barely sing and strum at the same time. Within a week, I had mastered the skill of multitasking and gained a much greater appreciation and knowledge of other styles of music. I am amazed by how large of a difference one week can make and how greatly I am impacted by hearing the stories of other musicians,” commented Emily Freudenberger, 16, of Whitefish.
Missoula performer, Sean Burress noted last year that “Journeying through life as a musician is much like the passage of a young wizard on a lifelong quest to slay demons and spread peace throughout the land. The Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop strikes me as a crucial step along the way; a chance to gain countless experience points. It will be the perfect launch pad to the next phase of my adventure.”
To learn more about the 8th annual Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival visit www.crownguitarfest.org or call 855-855-5900.