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Seward Community Foundation Grant Highlight: Seward Music Association

Seward Music Association received a $5,000 competitive grant to support bringing music to Seward schools through the purchase of a xylophone and marimba for the middle school, and by bringing at least two professional musicians to play for students at the schools.

Three-time National flatpicking champion Steve Kaufman plays for students.

Through this grant, Seward Music Association brought professional musicians in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years.  On May 5, Anchorage acoustic guitarist, Rick Brooks, played at Seward Elementary and Seward High School.  The Seward Middle School students walked to the high school for the performance as well.  On August 25, 2017, three-time National Flatpicking Champion Steve Kaufman gave a performance at Seward Elementary to all the students.  This was an exciting end to their first week of school.

Students play the xylophone and marimba.

The xylophone and marimba for Seward Middle School were also purchased.  The xylophone is currently being used by the music students; the marimba has yet to arrive as it is currently back-ordered.


The Seward Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund provided the funds for expanding these musical opportunities in the Seward schools.

About Seward Community Foundation

The Seward Community Foundation (SCF), an Affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, promotes philanthropy through the support and growth of a permanent endowment dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Seward area. Earnings from the fund are distributed annually through grants to local Seward and Moose Pass nonprofits.  SCF is advised locally by a dynamic group of citizens who are attuned to the changing needs and goals of Seward and Moose Pass nonprofits.

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