Last Tuesday, August 24th, the DonorsChoose.org office had some very special visitors. That’s right – Adam, and all his bandmates – Cam, Monte, Longineu, and Tommy – visited the DonorsChoose.org office. But why, you ask? Well, they wanted to meet Ms. Candis Pohl’s jazz band from JHS 278 Marine Park, of course! Candis and her students have benefited from Glam Nation and DonorsChoose.org over the years – receiving many of the instruments that have helped them become the super-successful musicians they are.The office was filled with excitement and the students waited anxiously to find out who their celebrity surprise would be! After taking a tour of the office with our Founder and CEO Charles Best, Adam and his bandmates surprised the students and presented them with a special delivery – brand new reeds for their instruments!
Adam enters with music supplies for the students.
Then, they got the chance to hear the student band jazz it up with two of their signature songs. Toes were tapping and hands were clapping as the students filled our office with their tunes.After performing, the students asked Adam and the band questions such as what it’s like to be on tour, what Adam learned from American Idol, and how to audition. Adam and the band then got some QT with the students. Adam and Monte talked to small groups of students about their lives as celebrities while Cam, Longineu, and Tommy performed part of If I Had You (with the help of our young musicians, of course).
Cam teaches a student chords from If I Had You.
The visit concluded with a group picture of the two bands:
Group photo with Adam, bandmates, and teachers.
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