WESTFALL TWP. - An aspiring eagle scout, Jonathan Langberg of Troop 76 in Shohola, has collected over 30 gently used band instruments to ship to the Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon, West Africa.
On Saturday, June 17 he will be holding a benefit concert at the Delaware Valley High School Auditorium to raise money to cover the shipping for this project.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m., and feature three acts, as well as a video explaining the history of Good Shepherd Academy.
Scheduled to perform a range of music, are the the band EightFingers, DVHS Jazz Combo and Eric Langberg.
Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for students.
Good Shepherd Academy, located in Bafut, Cameroon, is a nonprofit school that provides a safe opportunity for furthering education. The school has been operating for six years.
“The inspiration behind the project is my personal experiences with music and school band programs,” Jonathan said. “I have had such a great time learning to play, and I want to do everything I can to bring that opportunity to the Cameroonian students.”
Funds are needed to cover international shipment, repairing instruments and purchasing necessary supplies so the instruments can be used.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up online, with a goal to raise $3,000.
He has also set up a Facebook page about the project. Use @GSABandProject to find the page easily on Facebook or in Messenger.
If you would like to donate to the project please visit www.gofundme.com/good-shepherd-academy-band. For information about Good Shepherd Academy, visit http://www.goodshepherdslf.org/.