The Gift of Music: Shasta Community Concert Association Youth Outreach
Since 2001 over 14,000 students from Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties have experienced the joy of a live concert through the work of the Shasta Community Concert Association Youth Outreach program. Through this program many students, who would not normally have the opportunity to attend a concert, are treated to a 45 minute performance. The students then get to ask questions and sometimes get autographs from their favorite performer. In 2008, SCCA received a $5,000 grant from the Redding Rancheria Community Fund to help promote the youth outreach program by paying for artist fees, the distribution of flyers and by providing $100 grants to schools that would not be able to afford the field trip otherwise.
In November 2008, over 720 students were treated to a concert by Pianafiddle where Adam DeGraff on fiddle and Lynn Wright on piano played an eclectic mix of bluegrass, jazz, classical, celtic and blues for the young audience. After the show a crowd of youth from elementary school to high school gathered around for personalized autographs and loads of questions.
The Redding Rancheria Community Fund has awarded over 240 projects in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties with grants totaling over $1.3 million since its inception in 2002.