JSEF Helps Fund Orchestra "Drum Drive"

Post date: Oct 15, 2009 3:02:27 PM

Thanks to a generous matching grant from the Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony orchestra (BARS) has a new set of four timpani.

Thanks to the generosity and support of its San Francisco area audience, donors, and community, BARS has purchased a brand-new set of Yamaha 6200 series timpani. These drums were unveiled at the June 4 BARS concert at the SF Conservatory of Music on Oak Street.

BARS gives a standing ovation to The Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts, the Castro Lions Club, T Wyatt & California Percussion, CF Howes, and M Saccomano for their efforts in helping us raise the bar.

Here are some photos from the night of the unveiling of the set of 4 timpani. See the JSEF home page for a video of the first-ever public performance on these timpani.

Above center left: Outgoing BARS Executive Director formally introduces the new set of 4 timpani to the audience.

Above bottom left: Percussion section leader Mark Saccomano performs a recital on the new timpani.

Above bottom right: JSEF Board Members Kathy Hennig, Loren McGlade, and Doug Litwin pose with BARS percussion section members and the new timpani.

You can read more about the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony at http://bars-sf.org/