For as long as I can remember our actors have donated at least 90% of the instruments played on the Blackfriars stage and on tour. One of our actors is still rocking out on the instrument he had in middle school!
These incredibly talented men and women are often responsible for maintenance and repair duties for their instruments. It’s a labor of love. I instigated the BAND CANDY campaign to make the actor/musicians’ worlds a little sweeter and help provide quality instruments with which to perform; instruments that belong to and are maintained by ASC.
In 2013, a handful of friends raised almost $2500 to buy the stand-up bass which can be seen on the Blackfriars stage right now. I think we can keep this love going! I invite you to join me.
Many Thanks and Much Love,
Miriam Donald Burrows, former musician/actor
Music is an integral part of every ASC performance, onstage at the Blackfriars and on the road with the touring troupe. BAND CANDY is an opportunity for you to directly support the musicians you love at the American Shakespeare Center.
Your gift will be used to purchase new in-house instruments; provide music lessons, upkeep, and repairs; pay musician salaries...and so much more. Next time you see an actor whaling on a shiny new saxophone...you'll know you helped put it in his hands.
Click the Donate Button below to make your contribution now and join BAND CANDY!