Friends, every January in Anaheim, California our non-profit holds a special breakfast on Sunday morning to bring the great people who make GITC possible together for a fun time. We honor special individuals, break bread together, and after eating, we play music.
This year, we honored Robert Godin, luthier, humanitarian and 15 year sponsor of our work in the schools. He received the Biggest Heart for Children Award. The guitars you see below are all donated by Godin Guitars, as is the unusual instrument you see - a Merlin! You can read the quote on Robert's award if you zoom in.
Ukuleles were generously supplied by Kala Brand Music, Saga Musical Instruments and Korg Soundtree!
We also honored Marion Davison for her 12 years of service on our faculty before retiring from teaching...and for replacing herself with a new GITC instructor in Victorville. She received the first ever Golden Guitar Award.
We celebrated two wonderful MI sponsors this time... Guitar Center for their incredibly generous support of our work in LAUSD schools received the Sponsor of the Year Award 2019.
Next for their excellent new local support of our Kansas programs, Chris Meikle and Alvarez Guitars received the award for New Sponsor of the Year, 2019.
Take a gander through these happy and engaged faces. We are exceptionally grateful to brilliant photographer Alan Hess of Alan Hess Photography for donating his talent and time.
We will be labeling these photos as time permits. In the meantime we hope you enjoy looking through them. Maybe you will see someone you know...or yourself!