Join our pBone event on June 21st at A Place Called Home! Use the sheet music below to follow along. Feel free to bring your own instrument. Conn-Selmer's own Tom Bracy will also provide pBones for the first 30 people to use during practice and performance.
Follow Tony White at the event with the below sheet music for "Oye Como Va," "Happy" and "Vivir Mi Vida."
OYE COMO VA
Vivir Mi Vida
Tony White is the Coordinator for Music and Entertainment Education in the Beyond the Bell Branch of the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was born in South Central Los Angeles and has worked in the music education for 30 years. White works with students, teachers, administrators and the community at large to bring quality music and arts programming to all secondary schools in the LAUSD. He is currently working with former Tonight Show frontman Kevin Eubanks to help develop stronger morals and values in music education. Each year before the holidays, White rehearses the All City Marching Band for a schedule of appearances including the famed Rose Parade. He also directs the All City Jazz Band, which has played at the Playboy Jazz Festival.
Tom Bracy is currently the executive director of Merit School of Music and remains part of its esteemed faculty. Bracy started his career in music education in 1986 as a young band director for the Archdiocese of Chicago while attending Northeastern Illinois University. He continued as a band director for more than 20 years. His primary instrument is percussion with additional studies in trombone. Bracy originally joined Merit as a faculty member from 1989-1992, and then returned in 2004 to teach in its Bridges: Partners in Music Program. In 2005, Bracy joined the staff as director of operations in charge of facility management. Over the next four years, he earned other duties, including acting director of development and director of human resources, and in 2010 he became Merit’s chief operating officer.
Charyn Harris has gained recognition for creating and directing vibrant arts programming and developing stellar resources in the arts throughout Los Angeles. Harris serves as Conductor of Music Programs for A Place Called Home (APCH), a community youth center located in South Los Angeles. She provides consulting, development and implementation of arts programming for agencies and educational institutions. Harris founded Project MuszEd, a boutique nonprofit agency providing resources in developing youth through the arts. Harris facilitated and manages a thriving partnerships between APCH and Project MuszEd with Berklee College of Music’s City Music Network, a national music education initiative. She has been recognized on numerous occasions by The City of Los Angeles, is a recipient of the City's "Pioneer Woman" Award and has been recognized with the "Sustainable Leadership Award" from The Berklee City Music Network. As a community leader, Harris lends her support to several key organizations and serves as an adviser to champion a variety of community and cultural initiatives.