Tempe, AZ (PressExposure) July 24, 2012 -- After four (4) years Deserts Sounds Performing Arts (Desert Sounds), is showing the fruits of their labor in homes around the Greater Valley. The Jeremy Project was inspired because Jeremy worked and helped a friend continue his music education. His unselfish act gave birth to Desert Sounds, a nonprofit organization that supports our underserved children with musical instruments, classes, and the extraordinary Mariachi "Sones del Desierto" program that is unifying and bringing together diverse cultures.
During the 2012/2013 school year, the Jeremy Project will loan more than three hundred (300) low-income children musical instruments allowing them to participate in their school's band/orchestra programs. The instruments will be distributed throughout the Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, Chandler and the West Valley for FREE! Each year, Desert Sounds has more requests than instruments. Last year Desert Sounds provided three hundred twenty-four (324) students in sixty-eight (68) schools and eight (8) school districts with free instruments.
With cuts to school budgets, especially instrumental music programs, Desert Sounds is making a difference in our children's lives. Desert Sounds is working to build a community, who like Jeremy, will ban together to bring the instrumental musical arts to our underserved children. Parents and their children are working to help raise much needed funds for programming needs. Supporters have donated cash, and gently used instruments; highly qualified instructors, many with advanced degrees are volunteering their time to provide forty (40) children with musical mentoring and mariachi training. Together we are making a difference one child and instrument at a time.
"A huge family from around the valley was born in the heart of Tempe, AZ. At Desert Sounds we pride ourselves on communicating to the world that there is a nonstop policy within our group when it comes to "feeding the mind and soul with the gift of music." Our children regardless of economics, race, religion or belief have a home at Desert Sounds." said David Alberto MuÃ±oz, PH. D. at Desert Sounds.
"While our organization brings the instrumental musical arts to a diverse community of children, the parents bring the culture of perseverance, discipline, and commitment to their children's life. Working together, our children are learning music, commitment and personal responsibility. Our children's music delights our senses, and melts our hearts each time we see their smiles at a performance, rehearsal or lesson." said Jennifer Crews president and founder.
For more information please go to http://www.desertsounds.org