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Americana Project fund-raiser tonight at Wild Spirit Gallery

The Americana Project started as a high school class offered in Sisters, Ore., about 10 years ago.

It was so successful that it is now being implemented in several school districts across the country.

We at Pagosa Springs High School are proud to announce that the Americana Project class has been offered for several years, as an elective course and we continue to have a waiting list for the class.

The class is designed to explore and foster creativity, self-expression and confidence. Students are actively involved in writing, performing, promoting and recording music. They also study the relationship between cultural and historical events and American Roots music.

Funds earned from the sale of “Window Art” will be used to supplement the Americana Project.  These funds will be used for some of the following: bringing in guest artists, purchasing a PA system, master classes with professionals in the music field, producing a compilation CD of students’ original music, hiring professional sound engineers for live shows, and going to songwriting workshops.

This second annual Americana Project fund-raiser will be as fun and exciting as last year’s. Our theme this year includes using old windows, recycled items and a percussion instrument or image to create an art piece to be auctioned to the public.

Please join us for the auction fund-raiser at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. at the Wild Spirit Gallery. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25. Admission includes beer donated by Ska, wine, food from Degelman’s Classic catering and desserts donated by the parents.

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