Exclusive Interview: Ashlee Holmes & Andy Grammer At Mentos Rock Surprise Event!
Check out my interview with the AMAZING Andy Grammer. It was so awesome being able to attend the Mentos Rocks event at Bancroft Middle School. Mentos and Andy Grammer donated a VERY generous check to the school’s music department which will go towards instruments, uniforms, and funds for the school’s music program –As well as provided them with brand new instruments! Andy performed two of his hit songs. He performed “Keep Your Head Up” with the school’s chorus, and then he performed “Fine By Me” by himself. The kids LOVED it! It was awesome. Andy Grammer is such a doll. He talked to me about how much he loves his fans, his fiancé, giving back and how he’s grateful for everything. Definitely check out his music if you haven’t already, or follow him on Twitter.
Bancroft Middle school wasn’t the first school that Mentos and Andy Grammar have teamed up with –It wont be his last either! Andy Grammar is a Mentos Rocks Ambassador. He will participate in another similar event which will be taking place May 23rd 2012 at a New York City beneficiary school. A former street performer himself, Andy believes wholeheartedly in the Mentos Rocks movement. In addition the May 23rd event will be Andy’s last public appearance before heading off on his summer tours with Gavin Degraw, Colbie Caillat, Train and Mat Kearney.
Mentos Rocks is a music program that aligns with artists to restore music education at school around the country that have had to cut back on the music curriculum due to unfortunate budget cuts “We are grateful to the individuals at Mentos Rocks. Not only for their immense generosity, but their deep appreciation for the students in music education as a whole.” said Los Angeles Unfied School District. (LAUSD) Board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte who represents Bancroft Middle school.
“Mentos Rocks is honored to be able to bring such events to life for a second year in a row. We received such positive feedback from last year’s events and we are extremelyy thrilled to be a leader at striving to diminish dwindling music curriculums.” says Craig Cuchra, Mentos Brand manage at Perfetti Van Melle US.
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