Whitesburg KY

Brooke Saurer raising funds for band trip

Brooke Saurer, daughter of James and Valerie Saurer, of Partridge, is a six-year member of the Letcher County Central High School Band program, and an eight-year band student. She has been nominated to participate in the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music European Tour, whose members will tour seven countries as part of their 180-day summer concert tour. e

Th fee for each member of the group is $5,995 and there are also expenses for rehearsal camp at the University of Louisville School of Music, passport, and one meal a day.

Send direct donations for Brooke’s trip to 67 Arrow Ridge Rd., Partridge, Ky. 40862 or to the use the charitable donation option make checks payable to the tour company, Voyageurs International, LTD, but mailed to Brooke.

It is critical to rural communities for students to gain an educational experience in other areas to further educate the students in eastern Kentucky and this is an opportunity that Brooke will share with other Letcher County students. She has worked with students in music as early as fifth grade and is also a peer counselor at Letcher Central. Brooke also formed a program known as “The Bee Project” to help students in the Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee.

The first payment for the trip of $600 is due by June 15. For more information, call Brooke at (606) 791-4186.

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