Gibson donates two dozen acoustic guitars to Bozeman High School, Montana

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Gibson Gives, the charitable arm of Gibson, donated 24 acoustic guitars to Gallatin High School in Bozeman, Montana to bring the “power of music” to returning students.

Representatives from Gibson, along with country music artist Stephanie Quayle, a native of Bozeman, introduced the young students to the instruments, built at the company’s Bozeman facility.

Erica Schnee, principal of Gallatin High School, said in a statement, “Music has such a powerful influence on all of our lives and learning music has such great benefits for brain development.

“We are very grateful for Gibson’s generous donations, which allow us to offer guitar lessons to students at both high schools and provide them with a creative outlet in their school curriculum.”

(lr) Erica Schnee (Principal, Gallatin High School in Bozeman), Jackie O'Reilly (Controller, Gibson), Don Ruffatto (Director of Product Development, Gibson), Josh Taborski (General Manager, Gibson), Stephanie Quayle (Musician) , Steve Merriman (Guitar Teacher, Gallatin High School)

(lr) Erica Schnee (Principal, Gallatin High School in Bozeman), Jackie O’Reilly (Controller, Gibson), Don Ruffatto (Director of Product Development, Gibson), Josh Taborski (General Manager, Gibson), Stephanie Quayle (Musician) , Steve Merriman (Guitar Teacher, Gallatin High School) (Image credit: Amelia Anne)

Gibson President and CEO James “JC” Curleigh added, “For the past 125 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating, supporting and inspiring sound for all generations and genres of music. music with our guitars.

“We are proud of our latest music education partnership between Gibson Gives and Gallatin High School, and we look forward to supporting the next generation of musicians and songwriters at Bozeman.”

Founded in 2002, Gibson Gives is dedicated to creating, developing, and supporting music programs and collaborating with other nonprofit organizations to advance music initiatives focused on youth and healing.

For more information on Gibson Gives, visit The Gibson Foundation.

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