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Rooster Walk announces new instrument repair & donation program for Martinsville band

Rooster Walk Inc. and American Global Logistics partnered in memory of the late Todd Eure to purchase this new Casio Privia keyboard for the Martinsville High School Jazz Band. Pictured are (from left): MHS Band Director Kevin Lewis; rooster Walk Chief Operating Officer William Baptist; Rooster Walk Inc. Board President Jason Lagesse; Woodall’s Music and Sound owner Sandy Woodall; current MHS senior and Jazz Band member Will Seamon; Rooster Walk Executive Director Johnny Buck; Courtney Harrington Eure; Danny Eure; Carter Eure; and AGL General Manager Blake Shumate.
Rooster Walk Inc. and American Global Logistics partnered in memory of the late Todd Eure to purchase this new Casio Privia keyboard for the Martinsville High School Jazz Band. Pictured are (from left): MHS Band Director Kevin Lewis; rooster Walk Chief Operating Officer William Baptist; Rooster Walk Inc. Board President Jason Lagesse; Woodall’s Music and Sound owner Sandy Woodall; current MHS senior and Jazz Band member Will Seamon; Rooster Walk Executive Director Johnny Buck; Courtney Harrington Eure; Danny Eure; Carter Eure; and AGL General Manager Blake Shumate.

MHS band benefits from Eure memorial donations

Rooster Walk Inc. and American Global Logistics have partnered to buy one new instrument and create a program to repair numerous older instruments for the Martinsville school system’s band program.

Todd's family pic
The late Todd Eure is shown with his wife, Courtney Harrington Eure, and children Leah Ruth Jordan Eure and Daniel Carter Edwin Eure. (Contributed photo)

The contributions will memorialize Todd Eure, who participated in the city schools’ band program from fifth grade until he graduated from Martinsville High School in 2000. Eure, who died nearly a year ago, played trombone in the concert, symphonic, jazz and marching bands.

Rooster Walk Inc. and American Global Logistics (AGL), Eure’s former employer, made matching $1,000 donations in his memory. Some of the funds were used to buy a new Casio Privia keyboard from Woodall’s Music & Sound for the MHS Jazz Band.

“We’re very proud of the jazz program within our school system, and in order to have a great jazz band, you have to have solid equipment behind that,” said Martinsville High School band director Kevin Lewis. “This keyboard replaces one that’s close to 25 years old.” The jazz band’s previous keyboard began to deteriorate about three years ago, he added.

The remaining funds will be used to create a new instrument donation and repair program that will be overseen by Rooster Walk Inc. As part of the program, Rooster Walk will solicit and accept donations of used instruments from the public. The instruments will be repaired, when cost effective to do so, and donated for use in entry-level band programs by needy fifth- and sixth-grade students.

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