Area banks donate $2,000 toward Blinn College District choir fundraiser

Industry State Bank, Fayetteville Bank, Bank of Brenham, and First National Bank of Bellville support choir students’ educational trip to Spain

Industry State Bank, Fayetteville Bank, Bank of Brenham, and First National Bank of Bellville support choir students’ educational trip to Spain

December 10, 2018

Bank of Brenham, Industry State Bank, Fayetteville Bank and First National Bank of Bellville recently donated $2,000 to the Blinn College Foundation to support the Blinn College District Choir’s upcoming educational trip to Spain.

“Blinn is an important part of the community in Washington, Austin, and Fayette counties and many Blinn students come from the areas where our banks are located, so we want to support them and their mission,” said Jim Kruse, Bank of Brenham President  and CEO. “We wish the choir students luck in all they do and hope they have a great trip this summer.”

Blinn choir students will travel to Spain May 13-22 and perform at Granada, Seville, and Niguelas. In addition to those three concerts, the choir will visit Manuel de Falla House Museum and the University of Granada.

“We have no words to thank these banks enough for their donation,” said Dr. Paulo Gomes, Choir Director. “This is an important opportunity for the students to shine abroad and bring the Blinn College name to other places. The trip will allow our students to hear new music and to see new places, new acoustics, and new venues, which is an important experience to students in a music program.”

To support the trip, the Blinn Choir is accepting donations and bookings for holiday parties and other events. Donations for any amount are welcome. For a minimum donation of $500, 15 to 20 Chamber Choir students will sing a variety of traditional and holiday songs for 30 minutes. Proceeds will fund up to one-third of the total cost for the choir students to study and perform in Spain. Students will be responsible for paying for the remaining two-thirds of the trip. 

To book the Blinn Choir for a holiday event, please contact Paulo Gomes at 979-830-4239 or paulo.gomes@blinn.edu before Thursday, Dec. 13.

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