Brookfield’s A Sound Education celebrated a decade of collecting food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository—and stringing some guitars while they’re at it.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Darren McRoy
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
What’s better than donating to a worthy cause? How about getting your guitar restrung for free while you’re at it? That’s what Brookfield music store and lesson studio A Sound Education accomplished for the 10th consecutive year over the weekend, brining in 400 pounds of canned goods and non-perishables in their 10th annual “Canned Food Drive and Guitar Restring Event.” The event’s name says it all: in exchange for a food donation, customers received a free set of guitar strings and a free restringing. The store restrung over 50 guitars, including staying open on a Sunday. “We’ve been meaning to get one of Luke’s guitars restrung and here was an opportunity to get it done and do good,” said Diana Pieczynski in a press release, referring to…
Ready to go amp to amp in an epic battle? You'll want to sign up for Brookfield's Battle of the Bands for a chance to rock out and win a recording session!
Getting a chance to play in front of a live audience and record a professional demo are the things young bands dream about. Looking for an opportunity? You'll want to sign up for Brookfield's Battle of the Bands, held on May 20 at Kwanis Park in Brookfield. The winner of this sonic battle royal receives an opportunity to record a professional demo at VMR studios in Brookfield, will play at Brookfield's Independence Day Celebration concert and will be in the running to play the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The top three bands are entered into a chance to play at Brookfield Zoo events. Applications and a $25 application fee are due by March 30. You can pick up an application at Brookfield's Department of Recreation, A Sound …