Come to the 2nd Annual "This is Our Song" Benefit Concert (Sponsored by the Ardsley High School National Honor Society) on Friday, April 27th at 7:00PM in the Ardsley High School auditorium! The event will feature local musicians from Ardsley middle and high schools, Ardsley alumni, and YouTube sensation, Ali Brustofski! Tickets are $5 in advance (from Diana Evangelista at Ardsley High School, or by emailing Julia Pernicone at Julia.ThisIsOurSong@gmail.com) or $7 at the door. There will also be a box at the event for instrument donations! All proceeds will benefit the music programs of the Ardsley School District.
"This is Our Song" began in December 2010 as Julia Pernicone's (Ardsley High School '11) Girl Scout Gold Award Project. As a Girl Scout for 12 years, achieving the Gold Award was a huge goal of hers. The Gold Award is an individual community service and leadership project, and the most prestigious award that a Girl Scout can earn! Learn more about the Gold Award here:http://www.girlscoutshh.org/Girl%20Awards/Gold%20Awards/
The goal of "This is Our Song" is to benefit and supplement the music programs of the Ardsley school district. In the 7 months Julia spent working on the project, she organized a benefit concert at Ardsley High School featuring Ardsley student musicians, held an instrument drive, a bracelet sale fundraiser, and held 12 music workshops for Ardsley Girl Scout troops and Concord Road music classes.
After spending a total of 131 hours on the project, it was approved by Girl Scout Council members in July of 2011. Overall, "This is Our Song" was a great success! The benefit concert and bracelet sale raised over $1,500 that was split between all 3 Ardsley schools. The benefit concert received attention from the Enterprise newspaper, the Rivertowns Patch, and the Greenburgh Town Supervisor, Paul Feiner.