Young people are picking and grinning
because of the Play It Forward!™ Program

November 18, 2015
Katie LaDueThe Bluegrass Heritage Foundation has recently presented several instruments to young people in the North Texas area through the Play It Forward!™ Instrument Lending ProgramCaleb Woolverton, a 14-year-old from of Melissa, Texas is learning to play mandolin on a nice Savannah mandolin that was previously used by Brody Genzel of Anna, Texas.  And Katie LaDue, a 13-year-old from Dallas (pictured at right), is learning to play banjo on a nice five-string Fender banjo provided by the Foundation.

Young people are picking and grinning because of the Play It Forward! Program12-year-old Hannah Briggs of Carrollton, Texas is now happily learning to play along with her 10-year-old brother, Joshua Briggs!  (Hannah and Josh are pictured at left).  Hannah is learning to play guitar and Joshua is learning banjo.  The banjo in use by Joshua is a nice Fender donated by Foundation friend Stacy Jackson, who plays with Pearl & The Polka Dots.

We’re thrilled that more young people have a chance to play and join the bluegrass music community!  Our thanks to all who so generously support the Foundation and do good for these young people.

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers,
promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
keeping the doors open isn't free. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

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