On Oct. 25, the award-winning Calabasas High School Music Program will be holding its fourth annual “CHS Music Run/Walk” to support CHS Music and music in the schools. A popular event of the past few years, the “Run/Walk” will consist of a 5K and a 10K route, a 1K option for children, chip-timer technology, finisher medals, division awards, cash prizes, live music and face painting. The event will not only bring the local community together, but will also benefit more than 300 music students involved in the ten different music classes and three extracurricular ensembles offered at CHS.
“The money raised will support our award-winning music program and enable the students to learn from guest coaches and compete in festivals locally and around the country,” said Deborah Scott, President of the Calabasas High School Music Boosters.
The “Run/Walk” will also promote the talents of several CHS Music students. The event will feature student singer-songwriters, instrumentalists, jazz combos, rock groups and the co-ed a cappella group, Unstrumental.
The “Run/Walk” gives these students the opportunity to share their music while also supporting their program.
“Musicians will be playing along the course and on the stage on the football field,” said Scott. “Not only are we promoting health, fitness and community, but we also get to showcase some of the talented musicians from Calabasas High School.”
In addition to the live music, this year rock legend, Matt Sorum, will be the guest presenter at the awards ceremony. An advocate for education rights, the Grammy-Award winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and Kings of Chaos, is the co-founder of Adopt the Arts, a foundation aimed at bringing music to Los Angeles public schools.
“Matt will inspire all students in attendance to keep studying music,” said Race Director Lil Gary.
Other musical sponsors include REO Speedwagon, Tower of Power and Ross Valory of Journey.
Registration to run, walk, volunteer or sponsor is taking place at www.chsmusic.com. With help from the community, this event can change the lives of hundreds of music students and pave the road to future musical success.