Michael Krygier Memorial Music Scholarship
In short, we are starting this Go Fund Me for the benefit of a young, talented musician that is trying to make their way. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to give as a gift / scholarship to at least one rising musical star in our surrounding communities. We will be requiring a video submission, and the family will be choosing the winner(s).
We are doing this in the honor and memory of our dearest friend, Michael Krygier, who tragically took his own life on November 13, 2017. We’re sharing this detail to bring continued awareness to the fact that we all face struggles in life, and as a result, we all need someone or something to turn to. For Michael, that was his music, his family, and his friends. Unfortunately for all of us, that simply wasn’t quite enough to endure.
As a person, Michael was beautiful in so many ways. No matter how much time had elapsed in between visits, he’d always make everyone feel like we had just seen him yesterday. If you tried to shake his hand or drop a fist bump, he’d always say: “nah man, bring it in for the real thing,” and would give the best and biggest hug any of us will ever receive. He was special, and as he shared his joy, he made everyone in his life special.
As a musician, Michael was inspired by various artists from all walks of life. He played the piano and keyboard, but his true gift was the guitar. Michael grew up shredding, but his passion later turned into a somewhat softer and technically sound tune. Michael was fortunate to have starred as the lead guitarist in multiple bands that toured both the country and Europe. He was also fortunate to have performed on David Letterman, at South x Southwest, in the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many more. Let’s also not forget the joy Michael shared with others through the guitar lessons he gave at our local music shop.
Michael was an inspiration to us all, and through this gift, he will continue to be an inspiration to at least one more.
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