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Each One Teach One to host two events

Each One Teach One Foundation is an all-school alumni association dedicated to improving the quality of education for the youth of Gary, Indiana and surrounding communities.

GARY concert2017c11The foundation proudly ann-ounces the return of the West Side High School All-Class Reunion Summer Madness Concert featuring the ZAPP Band, The Original Lakeside, a special tribute to Rick James by the Mary Jane Girls as well as a performance by The Together Band with a tribute to War and The Average White Band. This spectacular show will take place Saturday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the U. S. Steelyard in downtown Gary, Indiana. Sundance of 106.3 WSRB-FM and Gary’s own Radio Personality Jim Raggs will serve as co-hosts.

Additionally, the foundation’s signature event, the Steel City Drumline BATTLE of the Bands will return next month. The event features a band exhibition and competition of two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Central State University and Kentucky State University) and will take place Saturday, August 26th at Lake Ridge Calumet New Tech Stadium at 12:00 p.m. A Taste of the Drumline Reception will take place Friday, August 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary, and a parade will precede the Steel City Drumline BATTLE of the Bands Saturday at 9 a.m. at 41st & Calhoun Street in Gary.

Proceeds from these events will help provide scholarships to students through the foundation’s structured educational services under the advisement of seasoned veterans, retired principals, superintendents, honor students and college interns through partnerships with various after-school programs. Founder and CEO of the foundation Sharon Chambers emphasized the need for community support to ensure that students reap the benefits.

“This year, Each One Teach One has set an additional goal to provide uniforms to youth enrolled in the West Side High School ROTC pro-gram as well as funds to support the restoration of the West Side Leadership Academy band room,” said Chambers. “Sponsorship opportunities are still available to help bring first-rate, family-friendly entertainment to the region, while providing educational opportunities for the youth of NWI.”

Tickets for the concert can be purchased on Eventbrite. For more information about the Steel City Drumline BATTLE of the Bands, visit To become a sponsor, call 1-844-917-3224 or send an email to [email protected].

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