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HAMPTON, NH   |  The Brad Delp Foundation, created in honor of the lead singer for the bands Boston and Beatle Juice, is awarding its initial grant this week, according to foundation director and spokesman Bill Faulkner.  The presentation to the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be made at the NAMM winter conference this week in Anaheim, CA by Delp’s daughter Jenna.
“This seems like a perfect organization for our first grant, one that is so in keeping with everything my dad stood for as a musician and as a human being.” said Jenna Delp,  “Not to mention the Beatles connection which he would have loved as well. We think it sounds like the perfect way to start giving back in dad’s memory!” 
“We’re delighted to present a major grant of $15,000 to this fine organization,” said Faulkner, “and we look forward to supporting students, schools and other music related organizations in the future.”
Delp was well known not only as a gifted singer but as a quiet, humble humanitarian. During his lifetime, Brad was particularly generous with his time and talent, playing many benefit concerts each year and otherwise supporting causes that he believed in such as children’s causes, anti violence organizations, school fundraisers, hunger and shelter programs, among many others.
The Brad Delp Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization, was created by his children Jenna and John Michael, family and friends for the purpose of carrying on Bradley’s legacy of compassion, generosity, and kindness. Brad had an uncommon ability and desire to listen, understand, and care about people. The foundation seeks to honor Brad’s memory by awarding music related grants, scholarships and funding for school music programs.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit, mobile audio and HD video recording studio outfitted with the latest technology as well as traditional musical instruments. For a decade, the Bus has provided free hands-on programs for hundreds of thousands of students at high schools, colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts, conventions and community organizations throughout the country. Working together with some of the biggest names in music, the Lennon Bus encourages students to play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce music video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound equipment.

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (http://www.lennonbus.org):
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 11th year of touring, the venture is proud of its brand new bus and its studios, which boast the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. The Bus, a 501(c)(3) venture, is made possible through the generosity of sponsors including Maxell Corporation, Apple, NAMM, Roland, Godin Guitars, Edirol by Roland, Sibelius, Audio-Technica, Sonicbids, Digidesign, Aphex Systems, Sony, Musician’s Friend, Neutrik, Glyph Technologies, Ampeg, Ableton, Mackie, Crate, Apogee, Disc Makers, Antares, Smart Technology, Bogen Imaging, IK Multimedia, McDSP, SKB, Ultimate Support,  PureVolume.com, Planet Waves, Spectrasonics, Music Player Network, Native Instruments, and Boss . The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.

Donations to The Brad Delp Foundation can be made by mail at P.O. Box 1046, Lynnfield, MA 01940, or directly through the foundation website http://www.braddelpfoundation.org.  Business correspondence and inquiries should be directed to The Brad Delp Foundation, attn: Bill Faulkner, 408 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.


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The increasing accessibility of digital technology has led to an amazing expansion of opportunity in the art of digital storytelling. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has been at the forefront of this new media explosion, having produced daily video projects with students since January of 2001. The Lennon Bus puts state-of-the-art digital video equipment into the hands of workshop participants and teaches the entire digital workflow from storyboarding to web publication and DVD burning. Students leave the experience having shot, chopped, scored, and (most importantly) finished an entire digital video production. Using the latest cameras and professional hardware/software solutions including Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, participants are exposed to the exciting world of digital videography and learn hot techniques of the trade. The accessibility of professional-quality technology is making it possible for millions of new voices to be heard and the John Lennon Bus is putting these tools into the hands of tomorrow's great digital producers. Subscribe to our Youtube channel so you never miss any of the amazing videos produced on the Lennon Bus.