Eagles present VISD with $7,700 check from annual festival for school music programs

Left to right: Chautauqua Music Festival organizer Mike Dumovitch, Vashon Eagles President Tom Wentzel and other Vashon Eagles members present a check to the VISD board. (Lindsey Augusten Photo)

Left to right: Chautauqua Music Festival organizer Mike Dumovitch, Vashon Eagles President Tom Wentzel and other Vashon Eagles members present a check to the VISD board. (Lindsey Augusten Photo)

Four members of the Vashon Eagles last Thursday presented a $7,755 check to the Vashon school board — proceeds from the third annual Chautauqua Music Festival.

The summer event held in August this year is a fundraiser for Vashon’s elementary and middle school music programs. All proceeds are given to the schools to set up scholarships to help pay for extra-curricular trips and events, as well as an instrument library that children who cannot afford their own instruments can access.

“Music and arts is really important, and I went through these schools and art was always very supported. I hope that continues,” organizer Mike Dumovitch said at the Thursday school board meeting.

This year’s three-day festival featured 26 on- and off-island musicians, including Seattle’s all-female Thunderpussy, as well as much-loved island musicians Ian Moore and Kat Eggleston.

This year’s more than $7,000 donation joins the more than $14,000 raised in the festival’s first two years.




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