JOY OF MUSIC SCHOOL PARKING LOT RECEIVES FACELIFT THANKS TO GENEROUS COMMUNITY PARTNER

May 9, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2013

For more information,
Contact: Lauren Christ
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088

[title]

Rose Paving employees sealcoat the parking lot at the Joy of Music School in Knoxville on Sunday, April 21. Rose Paving donated its services to the school, a non-profit organization that provides music instruction to financially disadvantaged youth in Knoxville.

Rose Paving employees sealcoat the parking lot at the Joy of Music School in Knoxville on Sunday, April 21. Rose Paving donated its services to the school, a non-profit organization that provides music instruction to financially disadvantaged youth in Knoxville.

Every day, the Joy of Music School parking lot sees dozens of cars picking up and dropping off kids of all ages toting guitars, violin cases, music books and more.

While the wear and tear on the parking lot was visible, the available funding to refurbish it was not. That’s when a member of the school’s board of directors, Tim Purcell of Pilot Flying J, made a phone call to Rose Paving Company.

“Not only was Rose Paving happy to help, they offered to donate their services completely,” Purcell said. “I was extremely grateful but not surprised. The Joy of Music Schools is a terrific organization, and companies like Rose Paving and other community partners are eager to lend a helping hand. Rose Paving jumped at the opportunity to help the school as it works to provide unique opportunities to at-risk kids through music.”

In April, Rose Paving donated nearly $5,000 worth of labor and materials to sealcoat the parking lot and mark the car stalls. Sealcoating protects the asphalt, prolonging the usable life of the lot.

“Our parking lot was in desperate need of repair, but it’s hard to find leftover dollars for projects like that when our first priority is providing instruments and instruction for young people in our community,” said Frank Graffeo, executive director of the Joy of Music School. “That’s why we’re so grateful to Rose Paving for the donation of services and to Pilot Flying J for helping us make the connection. With the help of community partners like these, our dollars stretch further so that we can continue to make the greatest impact on the lives of financially disadvantaged children.”

The Joy of Music School will host its Spring Recital on Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. The concert will take place at First Christian Church at 211 W. 5th Avenue in Knoxville. The public is encouraged to attend this free recital to support the young people who have worked very hard to prepare for the concert and many of whom will have the opportunity to receive applause in recognition of their talents for the very first time.

For more information, visit www.joyofmusicschool.org.