AMP Flute Teaching Artist, Jessica Sherer (far left) and friends of AMP.

This week has been a terrific week for corporate support of the Atlanta Music Project. I think the buzz word for this stuff these days is Corporate Social Responsibility. Whatever the term, it feels great that AMP is becoming intertwined into the social fabric of Atlanta and some of its most popular businesses.

Last night, Yeah! Burger in Virginia-Highland  featured AMP as part of their Feel Good Tuesdays event. From 6pm to 10pm Yeah! Burger Virgnia-Highland donated 10% of sales to AMP.

AMPlify Choral Teaching Artist, James Dekle, with AMPlify Accompanist, Tammy Harper, and her daughter.

I enjoyed this fundraiser because it gave us a chance to interact with many of our supporters. Best of all, it only required of people to come and enjoy a good burger!

This week, thanks to our friends at the Chick-fil-A Foundation, AMP will be featured on national television!

AMP students filming at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for ESPN/Chick-fil-A vignette. Photo by Anthony Alston Jr./Solidarity Films

Tune in to ESPN this Thursday August 28 at 8:00pm for the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Boise State and Ole’ Miss. During the broadcast you’ll catch a short, but powerful, vignette about the Atlanta Music Project.

Filmed just last week in several locations   (Perkerson Elementary School,  Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Historic Fourth Ward Park) throughout the city of Atlanta, this video will illustrate the uplifting impact that the Atlanta Music Project is having on children, families and communities.

A camera man shoots the winds section of the AMP Orchestra at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Photo by Anthony Alston Jr./Solidarity Films

BONUS: an extended version will be posted online next month! We will be sure to post it here on the AMP website!

Thank you to all our corporate sponsors, our community parters, State Line Films, parents and young artists for helping to connect AMP to Atlanta’s business community!