For those of you have not had the pleasure of knowing my friend, David Leighton Marzetti, he was the former, and extremely talented, drummer of Sleep Control (now known as Young Cardinals) and an all around incredible person. Dave was the kind of friend that I hope everyone gets the opportunity to have at some point in their life. For those of you who have had the opportunity to know Dave- you know that there just aren’t many people in this world with his heart, spirit and talent. In his memory, the David L. Marzetti Memorial Music Trust was created.

The David L. Marzetti Memorial Music Trust is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide musical instruments and lessons to children who would not otherwise be able to have them. The foundation is an annual sponsor of Raleigh’s Community Music School percussion program. Since 1994, Community Music School has provided high quality, professional music education to Wake County, NC children from economically disadvantaged situations. CMS provides weekly, private music instruction to students for just $1 a lesson. Research tells us that children who study music do better in school and in life, and students indicate that arts participation motivates them to stay in school. The skills gained through music instruction, including self-discipline and the ability to analyze, solve problems, communicate and work cooperatively, are vital for success in the 21st century workplace. In lieu of traditional birthday celebrations this year, I will be hosting a fundraising event at Spy Raleigh on Sunday, November 11th beginning at 2:00pm. There will be FREE food, booze, silent auction, raffle prizes and wonderful music from some of Raleigh’s most talented artists.

Spy will be donating 15% of all bar sales during the event directly back to the DLM Music Trust… so drink up! There is a suggested $10 donation at the door of which 100% will be donated.

You may make a donation or purchase tickets online at:
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