The Children’s Music Foundation hosts Founder’s Day Festival

April 19, 2011 by  
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Media Contact: Tiffany McMillan,, 512-923-8956.


Subject: The Children’s Music Foundation hosts Founder’s Day Festival, Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Discovery Green from 12 noon – 4 p.m.

The Founder’s Day Festival is a Houston community event. It is a family-friendly, fun, outdoor festival celebrating our mission and the work we do in the Houston community. We will have live music, good food, ice cream and lawn activities such as making musical instruments and kites, hula hoop contests, and crafts for the children.

Our founder, Daren Hightower, is the recipient of the 2011 Houston Mayor’s Award for remarkable service to the City of Houston. We are very proud of Daren and humbled by this recognition and we are celebrating!

Musical Performers: Houston’s Queen of the Blues, Pearl Murray, is performing with her band The Jewels. Also performing: The Rick Law Band, Houston teen guitar sensation; Skiles Kelley, Jr. (an 8th grade student at St. Anne’s) and the very popular Funk/Rock EmCravens Band from Austin.

The Children’s Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Houston, Texas with initiatives in 31 cities and 17 countries. Our mission is ‘Enriching the lives of children and building communities through music, music instruction and scholarship’. We fulfill our mission by providing free musical instruments and free music lessons to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access. All we ask of participants is that they ‘Play it Forward!’ by teaching someone else what we’ve taught them so the music, magic and mission moves from person to person, community to community. We do this through individual lessons and group lessons with community partners such as Texas Children’s Hospital, The Ronald McDonald House, Star of Hope Mission, and HAWC (Houston Area Women’s Center).

Wristbands are $20. Each wristband gets full access to entire festival including all food/drinks/music/activities. To purchase wristbands or for more information, visit the website.

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