450 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount VA 24151 - 540-484-8277

The Parrot Pan and Toucan Steel Bands

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The Parrot Pan and Toucan Steel Bands
Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:30 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 3:30 PM
  • Show Type: Reggae
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Help Us Help Them - Benefiting Smith Mountain Lake Lions Scholorship Trust

Come hear The Parrot Pan and Toucan Steel Bands, one of the most popular performing ensemble groups in Franklin County, along with local jazz artist Bill Hoffman on guitar and the Calypso Island Horns on Sunday, November 6th.

Share the island sounds of the steel pan drum from Trinidad from this group that characterizes the vibrant arts scene in Franklin County. Join us as the music of the Islands fills the stage of the Harvester to benefit our own Franklin County students. The concert is at 4:30 with tickets at $15 each.

All the performers have generously given of their time and talent to benefit Franklin County student scholarships by preforming free for this event. Come join us and show our appreciation for their efforts to help our kids by attending the concert.

For the past 23 years, the SML Lions Club has been helping Franklin County High School students meet their post-high school educational goals. The program began solely for students attending 4-year Virginia colleges and universities directly after high school. Now it also serves students who take advantage of CCAP - the program that makes VA Western Community College available tuition-free to graduates of FCHS.

The original scholarship program has helped 81 FCHS seniors attend 17 Virginia public and private colleges and universities. Heather Kesler is typifies how a scholarship helps to fulfill a dream. When Kesler was in elementary school, her grandmother died from lymphoma, but she left a legacy with Kesler of wanting to help cancer patients. Kesler will graduate from the UVA School of Nursing in 2017 and plans to complete a graduate degree in nursing as a certified pediatric oncology nurse. As she says, “I am very grateful to the SML Lions Club for this opportunity. Without [this scholarship] I would not be able to be here at UVA fulfilling my dreams.”

In spring of 2016, the Scholarship Trust Board inaugurated a unique scholarship program. The Trust now awards Transfer Scholarships to students who plan to complete associate degrees at a community college and then transfer to a Virginia college or university where their financial aid provide support as they complete their four-year degree. For example, one of the applicants whose goal is to teach in elementary school says, “I am trying to be frugal with my undergraduate degree, hoping that I can get my masters’ degree right away.”

In addition to providing financial aid, the Scholarship Trust mentors each recipient through regular contact and encouragement. As Blanca Castaneda, a 2009 scholarship recipient, says, “Regardless of the struggles I have had to face, I continue to prevail because I know that individuals like you believe in me. Thank you so much for your continuous help.”

In partnership with the Smith Mountain Lake Lions Scholarship Trust, all profits raised from this concert will help us help FCHS students. Order your tickets on line or stop by the Harvester Performance Center, at 450 Franklin St, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Music on November 6 will range from standard island tunes to Latin and jazz, rock, a few holiday favorites and of course Buffett! Join the fun under the direction of Richard 'Pandaddy' Rudolph on stage at the Harvester as you stretch these glorious summer days a bit longer.