The Logos Benefit Concert is this evening, and I am now in a position to announce that the first chord played this evening will be D Major. But do not fret — there will be plenty more of them throughout the course of the evening. Actually, the guitar players need to fret, otherwise there won’t be, but I am already starting to disgress.
From the beginning our goal for this concert has been two-fold. The first has been to raise a goodly bit of money for Logos School, and the other has been to have a rollicking good time. Thus far, the first goal has already been met — we are very grateful for all those who donated money and time, as well as goods to be auctioned. The items remaining up for auction include a couple of snowmobiles, a baby grand piano, and signed caricatures of the members of the band. Check out the web site here for more details, and the auction will be wrapped up this evening.
Update: the concert will be streamed live from this web address, and when you go to the web site at the time of the concert, the first thing you will see is the screen for the show.
Our second goal has already been met by those involved in the practices, and we hope that those who attend the concert will have the same kind of fun that we have had. Speaking of enjoying the music, I should say a brief word about decibel levels. We trust the bulk of the concert will be well within everybody’s comfort zone, but there are a couple of songs that do have a tendency to fill up the room. I am thinking of Simple Man and Freebird, so if anyone has difficulty with these songs, I would recommend that you just go out to your car during those songs, and enjoy them from there.
I would like to thank Clint and Lisa Hughes for their dedication to the school, and for their zeal in making this event happen. And there have been numerous volunteers — from the ad hoc choir, to the do-wop singers, to the non-guitar strings, to the members of the band, and many, many others. On behalf of Logos School, we thank you all.
And of course, we thank the Lord, and hope to see you tonight.
So as a world tour kind of thing, it is not so much, but still we all have to go up to the Logos Knights Court for the concert on Friday night, so it is kind of a tour. Let’s call it a there-and-back-again tour. Anyhow, what’s a tour without a T-shirt? These were graciously donated by Hall Closet Uniforms, and many thanks to them.
In addition, if you perhaps thought we hadn’t gotten enough disparate elements together for this particular fund raiser (e.g. classic rock, classical education, auctioning off a grand piano, selling caricatures of the band, etc.), we determined that the one thing that was missing was . . . snowmobiles. Yes, someone has donated a couple snowmobiles to help with this event. You can read more about that here.
If someone purchased these, we will have just about made our goal of 60K by the time the concert starts. Just think, if you buy these snowmobiles, you can thank the Lord together with us and have a cold nose.
As I have mentioned before, we are having a grand time preparing and practicing for the Logos Benefit Concert. Speaking of a grand time, here is a link to a grand piano that has been donated for auction to help us raise funds. And while you are there, check out the nifty graphic on the right that shows how much of the 30K matching grant has actually been matched. I mention this because the graphic has not yet been updated — at the time of writing, it is just under 7K. But there has been some great activity recently, and the current number is $18,395. Just over 11K more and we will be going into the evening with our goal of having 60K in hand already. If this doesn’t get you excited enough to go through your couches for loose change, then I am afraid you are not paying attention, and need to go to a rock concert that will wake you up. In fact . . .
Seriously, please thank the Lord with us. And if Paul can take every thought captive, we don’t see why we can’t do the same with a little Skynyrd.
The most recent guest caricature has now been posted on the Logos Benefit Concert site — the visage concerned being that of Mark Reagan. For those interested, the night of the concert all the originals for these pictures, all by our own Jay Niemeyer, will be auctioned off.
Sorry, everybody. I got a little behind. If you go to the Logos Benefit concert site here, you will met the two latest special guests. Meet Patch Blakey and Alan Burrow.
Some big news for the Logos Benefit Concert.