Many thanks to our talented musicians, enthusiastic audience, and generous donors as we celebrated Virtual BandFair & #GivingTuesdayNow on Tuesday. The musicians, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet, were beyond generous. Every person or band responded yes without hesitation to the request to use a video for Virtual BandFair. Andy Waldeck was even inspired to write a song especially for Virtual BandFair. You can listen to his song, “I Love North Branch,” above or watched a clearer video plus music by Holly Renee Allen, Chamomile & Whiskey, Alice Clair, Creekside Band (Genevieve Dennis ‘01, Gabrielle Dennis ‘04, Daniel Dennis ‘07, & Jacob Allen), Daniel Dennis ‘07, The Dreaded Blues Lady – Lorie Strother, John Howard, Blake Hunter, The Jen Tal Band, Ruby-Corbyn Ross ‘00, and Bill Staines here: https://north-branch-school.org/fundraising/bandfair/
The big news for our families and teachers is that during Virtual BandFair & #GivingTuesdayNow over $10,000 in contributions and pledges were received for the Founder’s Fund which will provide financial assistance and scholarships during the 2020-2021 school year for families facing financial uncertainty and/or instability due to the repercussions of the pandemic. This figure includes the generous $3,500 matching donation. Thank you, wonderful NBS community!
Right now our plan is to hold both the North Branch Golf Classic and BandFair XVIII in late summer/early fall. In the meantime, please support our sponsors for both of these events if they are open now or when they are able to reopen.
Premier Sponsors: Blue Ridge Bucha http://blueridgebucha.com, Cardinal Point Winery http://cardinalpointwinery.com/ Little Planets http://ourlittleplanets.com Skyline Tent Company http://skylinetentcompany.com Tectonics II Ltd. https://tectonics2.com/
Event sponsors:Afton Law https://www.aftonlaw.com/ Augusta Health Care for Women ahcfw.com Blue Ridge Life blueridgelife.com Carter Montague of Montague, Miller & Company cmontague.montaguemiller.com/ Creation Appreciation Landscaping http://creationappreciationlandscaping.com DuctMedic http://ductmedic.com/about-us/locations/charlottesville/ Kennedy’s Heating & A/C http://www.kennedyhvac.net/ Miracle Homes, Nelson Food Market, Three Ridges Consulting threeridgesconsulting.com Vance Intellectual Property PC https://www.vanceip.biz/ Virginia Boxwood Company virginiaboxwood.com Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition vahemp.org Windridge Landscaping www.windridgelandscaping.com Yvette Stafford, Realtor, Mountain Area Realty