Campus News 2011
For Immediate Release
July 1, 2011
Texas Heritage Music Day set for September 30th
UPDATE: Texas Heritage Music Day on September 30th honors September as Hispanic Heritage Month and as the birthday of the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers!
KERRVILLE, Texas—The Texas Heritage Music Foundation is proud to announce that the 15th annual Texas Heritage Music Day will be presented on Friday, September 30 at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion on Schreiner University campus in Kerrville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, billed as “Another Way of Learning Using Stories and Songs,” will be open to the public and admission will be free. From 4-6 p.m. in the historical Union Church on the festival grounds the Texas Folklore Society and THMF will co-host a panel on the songs of Texas. All events are free and open to the public.
Tony Navarra tells the stories
of Jimmie Rodgers
(photo by Mack Braham)
For Heritage Music Day, more than 50 performers and presenters will be spread throughout the park surrounding the pavilion to both entertain and educate, including Aztec Dancing, chuck wagons, Native American exhibits and stories, Texas singers and songwriters and more. Central to the event will be the annual noon tribute to former Kerrville resident and “Father of Country Music” Jimmie Rodgers. Food and drinks will be available for sale at the event. A take home educator’s packet will be available to all teachers.
A Transportation Assistance Grant (TAG) is also available to cover transportation costs of teachers bringing their students to this free educational event as a Friday field trip. The grant is available to all schools in Kerr, Kimble, Gillespie, Kendall, Bandera, Real, and Edwards counties. Please call and ask for details.
For more information about Texas Heritage Music Day, go to the foundation website at www.texasheritagemusic.org. This event is co-sponsored by THMF and Center for Innovative Learning at Schreiner University. Sponsors, volunteers, and local performers are invited to join the team! firstname.lastname@example.org.
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