To Friends, Fans, and Supporters,
My name is Lamar Burkhalter and I am the founder/executive director of the Percussion One Foundation, a 501c3, non profit music and percussion organization comprised of middle school and high school students from the Greater Houston area.
We instruct the students weekly as they prepare for performances, as well as participate in numerous community service events. We perform throughout Houston for the NFL Houston Texans, Texas Bowl, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Society for Performing Arts and charity events to include the Avon Walk for Life, FACE "Creekfest", Houston Marathon, Run for the Rose, Toys for Kids etc.. We have a 20 year history of thrilling audiences and reaching out to the community through percussion.
We were recently robbed of a portion of our instruments out of our trailer which was parked in a secure, locked self storage unit on Highway 290. The thieves cut a hole in the chain link fence, cut our lock off and took approximately $10,000 - 12,000 worth of percussion equipment.
There is also a police report documented with the Harris County Sheriff's office regarding this incident.
This is going to impact us greatly. This weekend we are donating our time to performance/participation for "Relay for Life" for cancer research and will also be performing for the Boys and Girls Country "Spring Festival". In addition, we will have our 20th year anniversary concert to be held on May 18, 2014 at Lone Star College - Cy Fair campus.
We simply will not have enough drums/instruments for all of the students to perform.
Please consider making a donation through PayPal to help us replace our stolen equipment, or make a donation at any Chase bank into the account titled:
Thanks for your consideration with this matter.
The Percussion One Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to teaching school aged percussionists to achieve high artistic standards, stressing excellence in education and performance, encouraging self-confidence, self-discipline, responsibility and unity among diversity.
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