WESFEST DVD TO RAISE MONEY FOR WES WEHMILLER SCHOLARSHIP AT BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
WESFEST DVD HOME PAGE: WesWehmiller.net
WesFest: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music, has been released on DVD, with all net proceeds to benefit the aforementioned Berklee College Of Music scholarship.
The fund is named in honor of former Duran Duran bassist Wes Wehmiller, a Berklee graduate ('92) and highly accomplished musician, athlete, and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January, 2005. The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wes showed as a bassist and as a human being.
The original WesFest event took place on February 16, 2006, at The Gig in Hollywood, CA, with eight bands performing live in a three-hours-plus concert. WesFest raised over $12,000. and served as the inaugural event for what will be an annual concert and fundraising drive for the scholarship.
The DVD runs about ninety minutes and contains live performances from all eight WesFest performers:
The Mike Keneally Band (www.keneally.com)
Dan Rockett (www.danrockett.com)
Ali Handal (www.alihandal.com)
Kira Small (www.myspace.com/kirasmall)
Bryan Beller (www.bryanbeller.com)
It also includes heartfelt speeches from Peter Gordon (Director of the Berklee Center in Los Angeles), Roger Brown (President, Berklee College Of Music), and Wes' parents, John and Paula Wehmiller.
The DVD will sell for $25., which includes shipping and handling. Orders can be placed via check or money order to:
Onion Boy Records
7051 Highway 70-S
Nashville, TN 37221-2207
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"The goal of the WesFest DVD is not only to raise additional funds for the scholarship and provide opportunities for continuing Berklee students," says DVD producer Bryan Beller, "but also to introduce new people to the growing
life, legacy and community of Wes Wehmiller, so that his spirit lives on into the future as an inspiration for the musicians of tomorrow."