It is an honor for me to become a board member of Books, Brushes and Bands for Education. I have always felt that one of single most tragedies in schools today include eliminating and/or minimizing art and music programs from their curriculum. The arts are an investment into our children’s future and is essential to creating well rounded healthy leaders. I have seen firsthand the empowerment that the arts have on children and would love to join this team that is dedicated to providing such opportunities to our area youth. I believe it is our responsibility to do so.