Kenny Slaught Furthers Mission Of Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation
The annual symposium allows teachers, musicians, and local not-for-profits to connect with students and residents of the city to discuss the state of arts education in Santa Barbara. This important program provides the foundation for enacting better, more focused programs in the future. Additional education outreach initiatives include collecting instruments for students in need, grants to community programs that wish to make use of resources at the Santa Barbara Bowl, explained Kenny Slaught, and scholarships for college students studying in the performing arts. The foundation also funds a children’s program at Cottage Hospital and many in-school and after-school programs, most notably in neighborhoods affected by the concert season at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Additionally, the Notes for Notes program provides students with free instruments and music lessons, and a large volunteer committee facilitates these education outreach initiatives.