Students Delight with Instruments
Laguna Beach Live! brought musicians from the Laguna Beach High School Jazz Band to the Laguna Boys & Girls Club to give members a chance to experience the feel and sound of instruments such as the violin, clarinet & various saxophones. Before allowing the instruments to be tried and "petted" by B&G Club attendees, the musicians, Elijah Dawson, Adam Retana and brothers Will and Theo Coffey demonstrated their instruments and talked about the joys and benefits of being in a band. At the end of the visit, club director, Hans Laroche, encouraged an impromptu performance by the band members, enjoyed by everyone at the club. The Instrument Petting Zoo is one of the free programs presented at the Club by Laguna Beach Live! that is made possible by a $3000 grant from Festival of Arts Foundation. Other education programs include performances at the Club and public schools by musicians who perform in the Live! at the Museum on the second Thursday of each month and free concerts at the Susi Q Senior Center.