2016 Parade & Honorees
The inaugural Crooks Annual Second line of 2016 was a great success.
In January 2016 over 500 people joined us to celebrate the lives of 22 loved ones that were lost. We cried, we laughed, we danced and sang in their memory. The parade raised over $7,000 and was able to send two aspiring Bahama Village Music Program musicians on an amazing music summer camp at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.
Our 2016 Scholarship Winners
The Nancy R. Robinson and Richard Crooks Scholarship this parade benefits sent two Bahama Village Music Program students on a five week music performance camp at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Here is what they thought of their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
I’m extremely grateful for receiving the Nancy R. Robinson scholarship that funded my trip to the Berklee College of Music. The experience was a once in a lifetime event and has changed how I view myself as a musician. The Crooks Annual Second Line was an amazing event as well and a unique and important way to memorialize those who brought us so much joy.
~ Jarod Barnhart
Without the Richard Crooks Scholarship, going to Berklee College of Music would have only been a dream. With the gracious donations from all the participants in the Crooks Annual Second Line, it definitely made the funding process for the trip possible. While at Berklee I was able to experience first hand what being a musician is all about, and the incredible possibilities the world has to offer. Now that I am back at BVMP I will be able to show what I have learned to the students I teach and express these thoughts in the BVMP jazz band. Nothing makes my day more than teaching children about the extensive world of music.
~ Caspian Cassidy