Written by: Lauren Vukicevich
Does the idea of doing something fun that also benefits the San Luis Obispo music community spark your interest? The 2nd annual “Run For Music” fundraiser will be held on Sunday, January 26th on Cal Poly’s campus. Participants can choose to run or walk either a 5k course, or the longer 10k route. The event is put on by the Iota Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity dedicated to supporting Cal Poly bands and music in the San Luis Obispo community.
The money raised by this event will support: music programs at schools in San Luis Obispo, the Cal Poly band program, and the Iota Pi chapter. Kappa Kappa Psi’s community service includes volunteering at elementary schools, creating high school music leadership workshops, and hosting a Musical Petting Zoo at the Farmer’s Market. This is one of many musical petting zoos where kids can explore and try out a variety of used instruments right there on the spot! All of these services are a great way to expose kids to music, as well as develop the bands at Cal Poly.
There are many ways to get involved with Run For Music! You can run, be a sponsor, or even volunteer to help with the event. Interested in participating? Register here for a discount, or at 9 am in the Cal Poly University Union on the 26th, where there will be a live music ensemble; the race begins at 10 am. This is an awesome cause supporting something that we at Music Motive strongly believe in!