If you want to support jazz education, please consider underwriting the college fee for one or more musicians in the Helios Jazz Orchestra or the SPC Jazz Band. Both ensembles are courses at St. Petersburg College, directed by David Manson. The cost of one student enrolling for a semester is only $115 and includes 16 weeks of instruction.
This gift will assist seasoned jazz musicians who give of their time to perform with Helios and it will also help younger students enrolled in the SPC Jazz Band. The State of Florida has effectively designated small music ensembles (like jazz bands) as "elective enrichment courses", mainly ineligible for Florida Prepaid & Bright Futures funds.
EMIT also supports the Recording Arts Program with Boys & Girls Club students at the Royal Theater in Midtown. This program introduces students to digital recording techniques through summer classes with SPC MIRA (Music Industry/Recording Arts) graduates.
Your gift will be 100% tax-deductable. EMIT is a nonprofit, 501(C)(3) organization. Please contact EMIT Director David Manson, if you wish to make a donation at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (727) 341-4363.