Ernie Boch Jr founded Music Drives Us, a Boch family foundation that supports music education, preservation and awareness throughout New England. Investing his own funds, he put together an all-star board of advisors and reached deep into the underserved communities to ensure that everyone has access to music. By providing grants to individuals and groups in the area, the foundation supports all facets of music insuring his mission of music education, awareness and preservation continues to thrive throughout New England. It was not until he saw the results from his own investment that he looked into other sources of funding from strategic partnerships for the project. Those results have impacted numerous individuals and groups throughout the region, in early education, music therapy, marching bands and instruments and uniforms, music mentors, free concerts, and specialty scholarships.
Music Drives Us Newest Ambassador is International Rock Legend Jimi Jamison. Jimi Jamison Former Lead Singer of Target, Cobra, and Survivor Named by Casey Casem as one of the Top Ten Male Vocalist's in the world - Raised in Memphis TN, states "Changing the World Through Music is What it is all About."
"Music Therapy typically was not embraced until a few years ago having an adult brother living with high functioning Autism I applaud Ernie and Music Drives Us for being on the forefront of many things most importantly to myself and my family Music Therapy," Roland W.
"We are honored to have Jimi Jamison as an Ambassador to represent Music Drives Us, Mr. Jamison exemplifies our music mission of giving back to the community to insure that music continues to thrive for people ages and abilities." Carla Tardif - Executive Director Music Drives Us
Jamison joins many other Ambassadors in hopes to make a difference in the world through music.
For more information about Music Drives us visit musicdrivesus.org and on Jimi Jamison go to myspace.com/jimijamison