Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development
Community Development: Construction/Renovation
Summary: Six interactive musical instruments and a foundation will be installed at Rotary Beach in Ketchikan Alaska to benefit families and musical art.
First City Rotary is seeking funds to make improvements at Rotary Beach. The project entails installing outdoor music instruments known as freenotes harmony instruments at Rotary Beach. The developer of the instruments is a Grammy award winning musician, who's desire to create these instruments grew out of his own frustration of learning to play music by ear. All the instruments are based on the "white" keys of the piano, having no sharps or flats, making anything you play sound appealing. Many families don't have the resources or support system that allows them to explore music; this park will not only give every child an opportunity to be successful at creating music, but also the instruments encourage multi-generational interaction. The site location is within the boundaries of Rotary Beach park in an area near the children's play area. The addition of out-door instruments will attract people year-round, and the grouping of instruments at Rotary Beach will encourage band and concert type activities either impromptu or structured.
First City membership will be raising money for the project at the annual Duck Race fund raiser. Budgeted Gaming funds will be used to pay for a portion of the project. Previous grants and donations around (32,000.00 have been committed by other organizations) which have made the purchase and shipping of the instruments possible. The instruments are here in Ketchikan, AK. The 10,000 dollars we are raising will be used to build the foundation of the project and will be completed by September of 2020. In addition to raising funds members will also be removing stumps, leveling the site and pouring a foundation to mount the instruments.
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".