My cause is music education, because music is something everyone enjoys, and it has the power to bring people together. I had no idea when I first learned to play the trumpet as a child that music would play such a large part of my life.
Rarely a day goes by when I don’t sit down at the piano and get lost in a piece. From making life-long friends by playing in bands to building the confidence to perform solo, I benefitted in so many ways from music education. Unfortunately, music programs are disappearing from our schools and fewer kids have the opportunity to discover their talents. We need to ensure future generations are given the chance to continue this timeless art. Through the CFC, I’m able to support organizations that help young people pick up their first instrument or attend their first performance. I hope it sparks a lifelong love of music.
Curtis Rumbaugh, Department of Defense