Tuesday, June 21, 2011
When Gordon alumni German Disla ’11 and Ben McGrath ’10 heard about SPIN from a friend, they wanted to help. Kelly Wall, the organizer for SPIN, was excited to get their call. “It’s great to have a piano player available to get things started and jump-start the crowd,” said Wall. “We wanted a great opening season kickoff, and Disla and McGrath helped us with that.”
People walking along the very active esplanade that borders the park took photos and video of the performance. After a video of their performance appeared on YouTube today, SPIN has tracked 500 new “likes” on their Facebook page. “We even got a call from a donor who wants to give money towards hiring high school students from the city to play,” said Wall.
The SPIN piano is partnered with The United Way Financial Stability Center.
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Photo: Gordon College graduates with a passion for music and community outreach perform on the SPIN piano in Lynn. Video: German Disla, Ben McGrath and Chuck Anderas ’10 on the harmonica. Photo from Lynnhappens.com