On Saturday, November 18, 2017, Notes for Notes of Los Angeles had the honor of performing for Long Beach’s Veteran’s Appreciation Day Potluck!
The free event was held at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. and organized by the following non-profit organizations: RaiderNation, the Chinese American Citizen Alliance Youth Council, and the Greater Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce. Notes for Notes of Los Angeles was invited to by the Greater Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce to provide youth performers for the event!
Vocalist Madison M., 13, performed Bruno Mars’ “Count On Me”, and shared her feelings of appreciation and gratitude for the veterans who fought for our country.
Madison also sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” with the young, mezzo-soprano, Karen Shi, who was a guest performer for the Greater Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce!
After the live performances, everyone had a chance to meet and talk with the veterans. It was a humbling experience for us since we got to learn more about the veterans who fought hard to protect our country. Our Program Director, Cathy Cortez had the chance to meet some of the veterans and had a delightful encounter with one of Metal’s all-time lead singers, Katon De La Pena from HIRAX, who was also there to show support and appreciation for the veterans.
Notes for Notes of Los Angeles had a memorable experience at Long Beach’s Veteran’s Appreciation Day. We’d like to give special thanks to Dora Leung, Winston Wu, and Janet Yu, for giving Notes for Notes of Los Angeles the opportunity to participate in RaiderNation’s Veteran’s Appreciation Day! We look forward to many more events and collaborations in the near future!