To the Bay Area Music Foundation

Dear Chris,

Thank you so much for your efforts in making our jazz benefit concert an overwhelming success.  Not only did you and the Bay Area Big Band help us raise money for our program, but you also helped educate our community and our students.

As you know, I am working on rebuilding a program here in Suttons Bay.  Having fine musicians, such as yourself, work with our students is an essential part of regaining excitement and energy in the program.  Not only did my students gain a larger appreciation of jazz music, but they also got to see how music can become a lifelong passion for someone.

In short, the educational gains of this experience went far beyond my expectations.  Because of the Bay Area Music Foundation and the great performance of the Bay Area Big Band, my students have grown as musicians and as advocates of the arts in public education.


Alan Posner, Director

Suttons Bay Schools