SOURCE: The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

March 01, 2010 12:00 ET

Media Alert: Amphitheater at Clark County Surprises Seven Local Schools With Donation of More Than $150,000 Worth of Instruments

Mayor, Superintendent and Clark County Commissioners Join Students at Discovery Middle School to Receive Instruments to Support Music Programs

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -

WHAT:   The Amphitheater at Clark County is teaming-up with The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation to bring much-needed instruments to students at seven area schools. Students in each school will be surprised with instrument donations on March 2, with a kick-off event being held at Discovery Middle School.
WHEN:   Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE:   Discovery Middle School, 800 E. 40th Street, Vancouver, WA
WHO:   Mayor of Vancouver, Timothy D. Leavitt 
    Superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, Dr. Steven Webb
    Dan Braun, The Amphitheater at Clark County
    Tom Mielke, District 1 County Commissioner
    Marc Boldt, District 2 County Commissioner
    Steve Stuart, District 3 County Commissioner
    Tricia Steel, The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
MEDIA:   Media are invited to attend the opening event at Discovery Middle School. (Note: Event and donation will be a surprise to students; media is asked to not reveal any details in advance of presentation.)
SCHOOLS:   Other schools receiving the donation are: Boise Elementary, Portland; Covington Middle School, Vancouver; Hathaway Elementary, Washougal; Orchards Elementary, Vancouver; Parkrose Middle School, Portland; Ron Russell Middle School, Portland.
DONOR:   The Amphitheater at Clark County, located in the Portland metropolitan area, is an 18,000-seat venue in Ridgefield, Washington. Since its opening in July 2003, The Amphitheater at Clark County has attracted high-caliber and diverse acts, such as The Police, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Journey, Kenny Chesney and many more. Audience comes from all over the Pacific Northwest and the venue has attracted people as far away as Australia. More information is available at
MHOF:   The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide, in an effort to give youngsters the many benefits of music education, help them to be better students and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. More than 500,000 students across the country have benefitted and thousands of instruments have been donated to 1,067 school and community music programs across the country. More information can be found at

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