Roadside Attractions, in conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will present a screening and presentation on Oct. 6 of the captivating, true story of “ThunderSoul” at Santa Monica High School.
The film follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.
Throughout the film, the importance and benefits of music education are ubiquitous.
In honor of this partnership, Roadside Attractions and the film’s director Mark Landsman will be presenting a $15,000 donation to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.
To date, the Foundation has provided $48 million worth of new musical instruments to more than 1,800 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of more than 1.8 million public school students.
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