Lake Country Big Band and local middle school band support Ugandan school

Local musicians present fundraising concert benefiting the African Hearts Community Organization.

The Lake Country Big Band and Springvalley Middle School Band present the third annual fundraising concert benefiting the African Hearts Community Organization.

The organization provides shelter and support for orphaned and victimized children in Kampala, Uganda. The school is called African Hearts Junior School.

Abby, the founder of the school, saves kids off the streets who are often AIDs orphans and puts them into a band program. They play concerts to get money for food, clothes and to go to school.

Lake Country Big Band and Spring Valley Middle School Band have sent donated instruments and music supplies, and raised money for a cow and school supplies which helped to kit out the new school they built.

The funds from this concert will help buy some acreage to grow food for the school children and provide a rainwater collection tank.

To find out more about the charity, visit the website at or the blog at

The concert is at 7 p.m. June 10 at the Creekside Theatre on Bottom Wood Lake Road in Lake Country.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for children, available at the door.

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