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Inaugural Jam 2008 Benefit Concert

September 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The faculty at Lucerne Valley Middle School, specific History teacher and trip coordinator, Naomi Oyadomari, are producing the "Inaugural Jam 2008" benefit concert. The concert will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008. All proceeds from the concert will make a "living history" field trip possible.The field trip is an effort to have the students travel to Washington D.C. to witness the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. The trip will cost about $68,000. So, the students have been washing cars, selling bake goods and in some instances and mowing lawns, but these efforts alone are not enough.

In addition, Lucerne Valley Middle School students come from a small, rural, low-income community in the High Desert of Southern California. Many parents cannot begin to cover the airfare of such a trip for their children, regardless of the potential it holds.

The "Inaugural Jam" will feature Urban Rock Group, "The Rocturnals" (formerly known as KansasCali). There will also be special appearances by R&B singer "Jade Anderson", Rap Artist "DBI" and Pop/Rock singer-songwriter "Stevi Madison".

In addition to the host of performers, there will also be a live auction where audience members can bid on supporter donated items. The items include premiere sporting event tickets, family photography sittings from Bosh Images, comic book software from Planetwide Media and high-fashion Coco Brazil swimwear from Modadezza.

For those who want to support the cause, but are unable to attend the event, Lucerne Valley Middle School will also host an online auction on eBay. The online auction will feature items such as a Red Carpet Nominee Gift Bag from the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, from Durkin Entertainment, Inc.

"This trip will help me learn about past and present America . It will help me see how America came to be what it is today and where it is going. The Inauguration ceremony is a very historical moment that most people will not see throughout their lifetime. By going to this ceremony, I will see how our system works and how our votes play a part in who gets chosen to run our great country" said Briana Johnson, student at Lucerne Valley Middle School.

 

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