On the evening of June 14, the Summerland Baptist Church opened its doors to the piano students of Jean Boothe.
A benefit recital for the Summerland Food Bank, more than 80 audience members brought gifts of food to be distributed to those in need.
Giving their gift of music, 16 talented and inspiring young musicians performed 35 pieces ranging in style from Bach to Newman, Handel to Rodgers and Mrozinski to Lennon and McCartney.
In addition to solo pieces, the audience also enjoyed Latin duets, a jazz piece for three players and a poem entitled Dear Music written and recited by one of the performers.
Playing with excitement and flair, these dedicated young pianists energized the room resulting in an enthusiastic response from all present.