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MINDPOP Presents Gibson Guitars to Travis High School

AUSTIN, TX--Travis High School's principal and music teacher will be presented with new Gibson guitars this week for the school's music program as part of Any Given Child initiative, which is dedicated to supporting arts-rich schools and expanding creative learning opportunities for Austin school students.

Who: MINDPOP Executive Director Brent Hasty and AISD Director of Fine Arts Greg Goodman

When: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 29

Where: Travis High School, 1211 E. Oltorf St. 

Background: The Gibson Foundation, MINDPOP and the City of Austin are distributing 100 guitars to 25 AISD schools and community arts partners to support music, band and orchestra programs. Gibson Foundation presented the guitars to MINDPOP in recognition of the prestigious Any Given Child partnership with AISD and the City of Austin, earned from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

Other schools receiving guitars are:

Akins, Anderson, Austin, Crockett, Eastside Memorial, Lanier and LBJ high schools; Gardner Center; Bailey, Bedichek, Burnet, Covington, Dobie, Gorzycki, Kealing, Lamar, Mendez, Murchison, Pearce, Small and Webb middle schools; and Ridgetop Elementary School. 

For more information, please contact Shirley Heitzman, director of development and Communications at MINDPOP, at 777-8703.