What a day! The CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank came to town and left a huge impact on Harmony Project students! Here’s a recap of the surprise-filled day.
Alumni in action
The day began with the arrival of HP Alumni volunteers Leilani, Hugo, and Matthew who each shared their unique journeys through Harmony Project programming and beyond with a film crew.
Preparation is key
It takes a lot of coordination to surprise our clever students! More alumni, staff, and U.S. Bank volunteers spent the morning carefully prepping instruments at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center for the night’s reveal.
Surprise #1: A dream come true for Matt
Country music fan and incredibly talented HP Alum Matthew received an all-access invitation from the CMA Foundation to attend the upcoming CMA Awards this November!
Surprise #2: Florida Georgia Line crashes exclusive Songwriters Workshop
After a quick trip over to the Novo at LA Live and the arrival of Harmony Project students from across the city, everyone gathered around for a deep-dive discussion with CMA songwriters Corey Crowder, Ernest K., HARDY, RaeLynn, Canaan Smith, and a surprise visit from headliners Florida Georgia Line
Surprise #3: Instruments for all!
Finally, just before settling in for the Songwriter Series concert, every Harmony Project student in attendance was surprised with a brand new instrument courtesy of U.S. Bank!
Special thanks to the CMA Foundation, U.S. Bank, and all the HP alumni & helpers for putting together an unforgettable day for Harmony Project musicians!