Eagle Valley musicians hosting ‘Concert for a Cause’
GYPSUM, Colorado – Eagle Valley High School musicians are a choir with a cause at this week’s holiday concert.
Wednesday’s performance is a benefit for Haitian orphans, raising money for them to go to school.
“All the money will go directly to the school in the village of Masson in Southern Haiti,” said school music director Pat Sheehy.
Masson is a small rural village and the school is for kids ages 6-18.
The school costs $40 per month per student, and $40 goes a long way in Haiti. It pays for teachers’ salaries, a hot meal for the students at lunch and outfits them with proper uniforms and books.
One of Sheehy’s students, Lacey Wilmore, and her family adopted Morelson. The Haitian boy was orphaned during the massive earthquakes that rocked the nation.
The money is being handled by a nonprofit that works with the school and orphanage.
Among the selections the choirs will perform is an a cappella arrangement with a beat boxer and “We Are the World 25 for Haiti.”
“We are hoping to sponsor three kids for school in the village school,” Sheehy said.
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