RockBand

Pancho Tomaselli came in and talked to the students.
Pancho Tomaselli came in and talked to the students.

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ESP Pancho Tomaselli visits LMS LEAP RockBand

Dec 4, 2015

Good afternoon,

I Just wanted to let you know that last Friday we had an exciting visit from Pancho Tomaselli, bassist and vocalist for the band War(2003–February 2015) and it was a great success.  It was a valuable experience for our students.  Pancho talked about his experience as a musician and about the importance of staying in school and aiming for a higher education as he holds three degrees.  He advised them to stay away from drugs and gangs and to ROCK as loud as possible here at LEAP.

In addition to the gift of his time, Pancho came bearing gifts for our students that included packs of strings, a leather strap, ESP magazines, sticker and t-shirts.  He also performed and gave the students a clinic.  It was an awesome and generous experience.  He promised to come back soon to follow up on their grades and also invited the entire LEAP Rock Band to perform at the 2016 NAMM.

Pancho also suggested hosting a benefit concert to raise funds for LEAP, which would involve additional companies to help the program with equipment and the possibility of more visiting Rock Stars.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I would like to thank District and LEAP leadership for allowing me to be a part of making a positive impact on the lives of Lennox kids.  I am grateful to be a part of LEAP and the Lennox community.

-Mr. Rodriguez