Brad Delp Foundation Awards Grant to John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Monday, January 14, 2008
The Brad Delp Foundation, created in honor of the lead singer for the bands Boston and Beatle Juice, is awarding its initial grant this week, according to foundation director and spokesman Bill Faulkner.  The presentation to the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be made at the NAMM winter conference this week in Anaheim, CA by Delp's daughter Jenna.
 
"This seems like a perfect organization for our first grant, one that is so in keeping with everything my Dad stood for as a musician and as a human being." said Jenna Delp,  "Not to mention the Beatles connection which he would have loved as well. We think it sounds like the perfect way to start giving back in Dad's memory!"  

"We're delighted to present a major grant of $15,000 to this fine organization," said Faulkner, "and we look forward to supporting students, schools and other music related organizations in the future."

Delp was well known not only as a gifted singer but as a quiet, humble humanitarian. During his lifetime, Brad was particularly generous with his time and talent, playing many benefit concerts each year and otherwise supporting causes that he believed in such as children's causes, anti violence organizations, school fundraisers, hunger and shelter programs, among many others.

The Brad Delp Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was created by his children Jenna and John Michael, family and friends for the purpose of carrying on Bradley's legacy of compassion, generosity, and kindness. Brad had an uncommon ability and desire to listen, understand, and care about people. The foundation seeks to honor Brad's memory by awarding music related grants, scholarships and funding for school music programs.

Donations to The Brad Delp Foundation can be made by mail at P.O. Box 1046, Lynnfield, MA 01940, or directly through the foundation website www.braddelpfoundation.org.  Business correspondence and inquiries should be directed to The Brad Delp Foundation, attn: Bill Faulkner, 408 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (www.lennonbus.org):
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 11th year of touring, the venture is proud of its brand new bus and its studios, which boast the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. The Bus, a 501(c)(3) venture, is made possible through the generosity of sponsors including Maxell Corporation, Apple, NAMM, Roland, Godin Guitars, Edirol by Roland, Sibelius, Audio-Technica, Sonicbids, Digidesign, Aphex Systems, Sony, Musician's Friend, Neutrik, Glyph Technologies, Ampeg, Ableton, Mackie, Crate, Apogee, Disc Makers, Antares, Smart Technology, Bogen Imaging, IK Multimedia, McDSP, SKB, Ultimate Support,  PureVolume.com, Planet Waves, Spectrasonics, Music Player Network, Native Instruments, and Boss . The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.
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