Troubadour Farewell, and Thanks

Dear Friend of Troubadour,

Today we are writing to you to share news about upcoming changes at Troubadour, Inc. After thirty-six years of presenting literacy through the arts programs in schools, the co-founders, and the Board of Directors feel that the time is right for Troubadour, Inc. to close the doors and gracefully take our bows at the end of June 2016.

JVWe are deeply grateful for the generous support and contributions from hundreds of individuals over the years, and the grant support from dozens of private and public foundations. This belief in our mission has allowed us to sustain a strong and viable arts organization over these many years. We have been able to present our unique and critically acclaimed Literacy through Writing and Song programs in hundreds of schools in Massachusetts and other New England states, many of which were located in impoverished and under-served communities. THANK YOU.

To the many hundreds of individuals who have consistently supported us throughout our organizational existence with your generous contributions, we THANK YOU for your trust and belief in the value of our work. Your generosity allowed us to impact directly thousands of students and their teachers. You have helped us give them wings to their words.

To all of the wonderful artists, musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers, singers, and others with whom we have had the great honor to work, THANK YOU for your friendship, support, and talents in our many projects over the years. It has always been a great joy to perform and work with you in schools and in the recording studio.

To all of the individuals who have, over these many years, volunteered to serve on Troubadour’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board, THANK YOU. Your guidance, vision, and the generous donation of your time and talent have kept us strong. Judy and I are deeply grateful and will always treasure having had the opportunity to work with you and learn from you.

Judy and VictorFor us, this has been a wonderful journey, and we are proud to have created and to have been a part of this organization. We feel fortunate to have had the experience of visiting classrooms in every setting, and to have had a part in inspiring the many thousands of student songs and poems created over the decades. We are proud of the teachers who have been inspired, supported, and encouraged to infuse the creative arts into their literacy curriculum. THANK YOU for inviting us into your classrooms.

If you would like to share memories as an administrator, teacher, student, parent, artist, volunteer, or contributor, please let us know how Troubadour programs have inspired and influenced you. Please leave us a message on our Facebook page which will remain active until the end of June. And you can click here to view pictures of our workshops.

We encourage you to continue to support the integration of arts into school curriculum, and to support grass root arts organizations.

Be well. With best regards, and cheers to all,

Victor Cockburn  & Judith Steinbergh
Troubadour Co-Founders

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