"Really fun event - a special thanks to all of you. I hope we can continue this initiative. This is a very valuable conduit for the impressive young musicians and fans. Liz Garnand, president Wilson Area Arts Council
"It's wonderful to see the community come together to support our students in the arts." Ruth Adkins, PPS board member & Wilson cluster parent
"Thank you all for such an amazing afternoon of music! You all are fantastic musicians - everyone in the audience was so excited about the CD and in awe with the amount of talent we have in our community. Thank you again for participating in our first SW PDX CD - we couldn't have done it without you!
Judy Rompa, Wilson Area Arts Council, board member
"Thanks so much for your support of this project. The performances on Sunday were awesome!" Dot Moore, Wilson cluster parent
"How exciting to see the young musicians take the stage and shine. Great turnout! Great talent!" Bob Kaplan, community member
"I often have the opportunity of witnessing students' talents in the classroom or when they contribute poetry or present art work, and am always amazed at their talent. Watching and hearing musicians is doubly exciting, for the seemingly spontaneous gift of music belies the hard work and courage it takes to perform in front of an audience (no matter how appreciative they may be). We (Lisa and I ) were impressed by the commitment and joy all the musicians put forth, as well as the level of musicianship of the performers. The audience and musicians were not the only ones who were impressive, but the folks at O'Connors who allowed the use of their space. I'm looking forward to telling my friends in the future that "I knew them when..."
Manuel Mateo, Wilson High School teacher