Portland, OR. Youth Music Project (YMP) held its third annual benefit, “With A Little Help From Our Friends” at the World of Speed Motorsports Museum on April 13th. At the event, Sue Reinhart, Kirsten Reinhart, Sally Bany (YMP Founder), Mary Jaeger, Rachael Sneddon, and Angie Galimanis took time to jam in front of a vintage VW bus. Over 200 guests heard from guest of honor Dave Dahl’s and enjoyed a heartfelt musical performance with his band The Killer Granddaddies. YMP youth rocked the socks off guests as well and in total, the evening grossed over $200,000. (Photo credit, Tammy Moscato Photography and Ariel Dunn)

All money raised at the benefit supports YMP’s Tuition Assistance Program which allows 40% of enrollments to be free of charge, because the nonprofit believes all children should have access to a quality music education.

Terry Sprague, owner LUXE Christie’s and Patti Warner, owner Patti’s Fine Jewelry

Dave Dahl and his band, The Killer Granddaddies

Rachael Lenzini, Designer Tony Iyke, and Special Guest Dave Dahl

YMP Youth Francesca and Executive Director, Travis Magrane

The event was presented by Davidson Benefits Planning.

From Youth Music Project:

We believe that every student deserves access to inspiring, engaging and encouraging music education. Led by our talented and supportive family of educators, YMP students can sign-up for Group Music classes or Private Music Lessons in Guitar, Drums, Bass, Violin, Piano, Ukulele, Vocal, and Rock Bands for kids, teens and adults. We also provide Preschool Music and Art Classes geared toward ages 1-4 years.