Thursday, May 12, 2016
|Randy Oxford partnering with Music4Life™|
Oxford Entertainment is teaming up with Seattle-based Music4Life™ to provide ready-to-play musical instruments to students in need. The announcement comes from Randy Oxford, a noted blues instrumentalist and member of the Washington State Blues Hall of Fame, and David Endicott, President/CEO of Music4Life.
"I am a full time professional musician, band leader, concert promoter, producer and booking agent,” Oxford says. “I travel quite a bit for my music career and have made contacts in the business throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and beyond.
"Music4Life is such a great organization for helping students. Finding donated instruments for kids is a natural thing for me to do because I have so many contacts in the music business."
In addition to having been inducted into the Washington state Blues Society hall of fame, since the year 2000 Oxford has been the recipient of multiple music awards from the Washington Blues Society, including the ‘Life Time Achievement,’ ‘Keeping the Blues Alive,’ ‘Entertainer of the Year,’ ‘Instrumentalist of the Year,’ ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Northwest Recording’ awards.
David Endicott, Executive Director, said “Lovingly used musical instruments that adults have in their garages or attics or financial resources to buy new instruments as schools tell us of their needs. Randy Oxford can help us fill both needs. We are most grateful for his support.”
Music4Life™ provides musical instruments to participating schools for students in need. The Seattle-based non-profit acquires “lovingly used” musical instruments from adults who no longer need them, gets them repaired and then provides them to participating public school districts for use by students who need them. Besides Seattle Public Schools, Music4Life also operates programs supporting Edmonds, Highline, Mukilteo and Shoreline Public Schools.
The program acquires used instruments from adults who understand that their highest and best use is to put them back into play. With adequate financial resources, Music4Life also buys new musical instruments for school districts.