The 2014 Keith Brabant Music Scholarship Festival will be held on June 28th at the Coyote Moon Vineyards, Clayton, NY. Keith Fest is a family friendly community event that celebrates the importance of music in our lives. This is a major fundraising effort with proceeds going to the Keith Brabant Music Scholarship administered by the Thousand Islands Foundation.
Keith Brabant, a musician/composer born in Clayton, NY, believed that introducing children to music early in life, during their school years, was important for the appreciation of music throughout a person’s life. He also believed that financial constraints should not prevent interested young people from pursuing their musical dreams.
This scholarship has been created in honor of Keith, who died at age 33, but left a wonderful legacy of music for all. During his life Keith worked constantly to develop his musical talent, here in the North Country as well as in Colorado and Washington State. He toured throughout the western states sharing his music; while always finding time to enjoy nature – hiking, biking, and skiing – and the people he met along the way. Keith taught many young people to appreciate the gift of music and with this scholarship we are helping to ensure Keith’s legacy is not forgotten.