After Draylen's death I tweeted that I would like to purchase a bass in memory of him. I was quickly put in touch with his mentor who connected me to the Austin Youth Orchestra where Draylen was a member.
I can only afford to donate around $1500 but for a top quality instrument they can run up to $3500 (see info below)
If anyone wants to contribute to this fund I would greatly appreciate it. Let's keep the music playing!
From the Austin Youth Orchestra: If possible we are hoping to present the bass to the AYO program at the May 6 concert.
I have checked into prices and in speaking in speaking with the board, see the most meaningful way of honoring Draylen is to secure a bass that will perpetually be used by a bassist in the AYO HS Symphony.
We can have a small inscribed plaque actually attached to the back of the instrument: This bass donated to the Austin Youth Orchestra to honor the memory of Draylen Mason 2[phone redacted].
In pricing the instruments the lowest priced higher quality bass is in the range of $3500.
Let me know what you think about this price range and your willingness to continue with this venture.
The instruments range from $1500 upwards however a bass in the $3500 price range would surpass anything most of the HS students are using and could greatly benefit a deserving and talented student such as Dralyen.
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