The El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future (EPSMF) is pleased to announce the 2018, recipients of new instruments from its Instruments for Young Lives Program. These students have demonstrated musical and academic achievement, strong character and financial need. They will receive their instruments during the annual Honoree Event on Thursday, May 4, 2018 at the Magic Bistro on Doniphan Drive in the Upper Valley.
This year’s instrument recipients are:
Carlos Simental – Bb clarinet
Carlos is a freshman at Horizon High School. He has been studying the clarinet for four years and is currently in the Horizon High School Mighty Scorpion Band. He states that " music is a way to heal; allowing you to keep pushing yourself and accomplishing your goals".
Isaiah Herrera – double bass
Isaiah is a freshman at Eastwood High School. He has been studying the double bass for five years and currently plays with the Eastwood High School Orchestra and the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has participated in the Mariachi Craze Program. Isaiah wants to "journey into the world of the arts, and take the steps to make it a reality".
The Instruments for Young Lives program is a partnership between The El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future and longtime El Paso business Olivas Music. The program is
designed to assist talented young musicians with unmet financial need. Applicants must demonstrate musical and academic excellence. Recipients will become participants in the El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future outreach and Ambassador Leadership Program.
The El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality classical music programs. The organization has a growing commitment to outreach to the youth of the Borderland.
El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future events are made possible with the support of the El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department as well as the El Paso Community Foundation and donations from the community at large.