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Vandoren Partners with STL Community Arts Program

by Christian Wissmuller • in
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• Created: March 20, 2018

Vandoren has partnered with St. Louis’ Art Educator of the Year, Harvey Lockhart, band director at Riverview Gardens School District and the founder of St. Louis’ HEAL Center for the Arts.

The HEAL Center for the Arts program is designed to bring array of quality arts programming to students from underserved low-income communities in St. Louis.

“I am humbled and honored that Vandoren sees the value in the programs that I am developing in St. Louis urban low-income communities,” commented  Lockhart. “HEAL Center for the Arts is committed to developing young intellectual artists whom we believe will positively influence the way in which our society thinks and feels by creating and presenting meaningful art. Our students are taught with love, fervor, and dedication. They are learning what it means to be disciplined, structured, and most importantly, they are being taught to rise above the nefarious and complicit behaviors that continue to plague their communities.”

“We have so much respect for what Harvey has done not only with HEAL Center for the Arts, but also at Riverview Gardens Schools,” says Vandoren brand manager, Michael Fenoglio. “Taking a program from 10 students to one of the most highly-respected programs in his area is truly something to admire. These students are very lucky to have Harvey on their side and we are thrilled to be a supporting partner of change via the arts in St. Louis.”

Photo: Mr. Harvey Lockhart

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