At the 2012 Grand National Championships we shared a story about our friend, Lucas Santos, from Cary Senior H.S.  in North Carolina. Lucas was in the hospital recovering from a heart transplant while his band was marching at Grand Nationals.

Watch that story here:

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We are happy to report that Lucas is doing great and is back with his band for the upcoming fall season! Thanks to Tabitha, a Cary Senior band parent, who sent us this photo of Lucas marching during band camp (and to Lucas’ mom for giving us permission to share it with the rest of the BOA family!)

On behalf of all of us at Music for All, welcome back, Lucas! We can’t wait to see you and the rest of the Cary Senior band this fall!

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Erin Fortune is the Marketing Coordinator focusing on digital marketing at Music for All, and has been working with Music for All for nearly three years, first in the Participant Relations department and now in marketing. She is a graduate from the Music Industry Management program at Ferris State University in Michigan and is a former Percussive Arts Society Intern and a Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral Division Intern.