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PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC TO BENEFIT CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ

Posted by drewbendon on February 5, 2008

For all of you who were horrified at the news of the boy who was shot while taking a piano lesson at the Piedmont Piano Company, here is a chance to show him your support.

THE MUSIC SCHOOL AT PIEDMONT PIANO COMPANY PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC TO BENEFIT CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

(Oakland, CA) – The Music School at Piedmont Piano Company presents a “Celebration of Music” to benefit Christopher Rodriguez on Sunday, February 10, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, one block from Pleasant Valley Avenue and ½ block from Piedmont Piano Company.

Christopher Rodriguez, a ten-year-old piano student at Piedmont Piano Company’s Harmony Road Music School, was struck by a stray bullet and seriously injured during his piano lesson on January 10, 2008.  The music teachers at Piedmont Piano Company are presenting this afternoon of music to raise funds for his care.

The event will feature an entire afternoon of music from dozens of talented performers and instructors from Piedmont Piano along with delicious food and drinks donated by the top restaurants of Piedmont Avenue including Bay Wolf Restaurant, Holly’s Mandarin, Fenton’s Creamery, Peet’s Coffee and Lococo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria.  There will also be a silent auction of wonderful donated items with 100% of all proceeds benefiting the Christopher Rodriguez Fund.

Please help us help Christopher and his family and join in a day of community healing.

Tickets for this event are $25. Children 12 and under are free. The ticket price includes music, food and admission to the silent auction. 100% of funds raised go directly to the Christopher Rodriguez Fund.

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, go to Piedmont Piano Company at 4382 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland or call (510) 547-8188.  You may also buy tickets or make a contribution online by going to www.piedmontpiano.com.

A website has been created with information about how to help Christopher and his family – www.christopherrodriguez.org.

Thanks, Drew

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