Ben Bumbry, Vice President of the MMMWBS has just made a $1000 donation to the QHS Jazz Band, on behalf of the MMMWBS. This is in conjunction with the same amount given to the QND Jazz Band that was made earlier this spring. These donations, and a $1000 Sponsorship to the final “Blues in the District” Concert in September, featuring Larry McCray, all are the results of the Blue Note Open. Normally, the funds made at the annual spring fundraiser go towards funding our annual Quincy Area Blues Fest. But, since the plans for this years festival were dropped, we wanted to both help local school music programs, and help to keep the local live blues thriving. So since we didn’t have time to pull off a “Blues in the School Program” this year, we made donations to both QHS and QND’s Jazz Bands, and sponsored the “Blues in the District” Concert. And remaining funds from the Blue Note Open are going to be used towards funding a Blues in the School Program in the 2010-2011 school year.