BIG SPRING, TX -- Tuning Spirits, the continuation of the previous “School of Rock” summer music program in Big Spring, will have its first group of music students perform at The Club at Silver Hills in Big Spring tomorrow night at 7 PM.
According to Eddie Austin, founder of Tuning Spirits, students work with instruments and are taught music theory, and the musical practice behind it. Then they are brought together from different communities to work together. This year, his students come from Coahoma, Forsan, Big Spring, Stanton, and Midland ISD.
Austin told KBest News that students spend a lot of time competing against each other in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities, but now they are learning to build together with the education and skills they are learning.
"They’ve built quite an amazing show," said Austin of the upcoming student performance. "The talent coming out of these kids is young, but it’s raw. They’re excited about it and when they see what they’re accomplishing now, they’re even more excited about it."
Tuning Spirits students will perform at the backside patio of the venue. There will also be a live performance by Eddie Austin and the Silhouettes. Cost is $5 per person to help cover the cost of some of the overhead expenses. For this event, Jim Koerber with Scars Entertainment, Crossroads, Agave Night Club, Louie Vela, and Rudy Gonzales helped to make the upcoming performance possible with their help and donations.
The mission of Tuning Spirits is to inspire artistic excellence in future generations of talent—from beginners to emerging professionals—by offering exceptional learning resources and opportunities for musicians to work closely with their peers for local, professional events. Tuning Spirits will have open enrollment for the next quarter of September through December. For more information, visit: https://www.eddieaustintuningspirits.com
According to Austin, Tuning Spirits is something that is needed by the community and although no profit has been made from the endeavor, he looks forward to seeing what the future holds.
Anyone interested in providing music instruction, gaining experience in music instruction, or sponsorship information is encouraged to contact Eddie Austin by calling (432) 816-5584 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.