Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Find Your Voice" Campaign Stops at Farb Middle School

The latest stop on the "Find Your Voice" campaign -- which brings local musicians, Lloyd Pest Control, KPRI radio, students, teachers and staff together to raise $175,000 for visual and performing arts program was at Farb Middle School in Tierrasanta.

A student ensemble from Farb joined local artist David Ryan Norgen and the Socialists in a program hosted by Cathryn Beeks, host of KPRI's "Homegrown Hour."

Last week's visit to Farb is the latest stop on the tour, which has performed at several other schools.

"We are so fortunate for Lloyd Pest Control's willingness and ability to start this program, and funds for the visual and performing arts have never been scarcer," said Karen Childress-Evans, director of the district's Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department.

"Arts budgets have been slashed," said Jamie Ogle, Lloyd Pest Control president. "This was just an idea to help make up for some of their funding cuts.  We're hoping that other companies see how much fun this can be -- and that they jump in to help schools in their areas, too."

In addition to the CD sales and digital downloads, Lloyd Pest Control is contributing $2,500 to each of the schools that host the Find Your Voice events. 
The public is invited to help by purchasing the Find Your Voice musical compilation featuring some of San Diego County's most popular local bands for just $5, available online at All proceeds will go to the VAPA Department.
For more information, contact Karen Childress-Evans at .