An annual concert that keeps on giving
Jan. 30, 2018 at 4:27 p.m.
Updated Jan. 31, 2018 at 6 a.m.
By the Advocate Editorial Board
Rock 'n' roll and education have more in common than we may realize.
Feb. 10, '80s band Night Ranger will be performing to support the VISD Education Foundation at the 5th annual Kids and Classrooms Concert.
This is one of Night Ranger's stops during their 35th anniversary tour, and we couldn't be happier to see the band reminding our community just how important education is. Together, Night Ranger and the foundation are fighting to put education first in our community.
Night Ranger joins other great performances that have raised money for the foundation, including 1964: A Beatles Tribute, Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Three Dog Night.
Any fan of '80s music should attend, because not only do you get to hear the classic band perform their hit "Sister Christian," but you also help the nonprofit raise money to fund projects and help our community's students enhance their learning experience.
In the past, the foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors and has been awarded grants to help build programs like a robotics program at Howell Middle School and various learning programs at elementary schools.
More than $250,000 has been awarded to more than 100 projects, thanks to the support of community members going to enjoy the music and nostalgia.
Together, we should do our part to invest in our children, whether we have students in the system or not. We feel the need is even greater now, especially after Hurricane Harvey.
"Oh, the time has come" for you to not only enjoy a night of great '80s tunes but also give back to your community in a fun way.
This opinion reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.