Selected Bristol Public School students are given the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument or take voice lessons during the summer months.
These students have a true passion for making music and want to continue their education outside of school with lessons.
Thanks to the Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund at Main Street Community Foundation, 7 Bristol students received grants to take instrumental or voice lessons this summer.
“These small grants will leave a mark on the students’ lives, and the community, for many years to come,” said Susan Sadecki, President & CEO of Main Street Community Foundation.
Students were chosen through an application process that includes an essay about how music inspires them and how it has impacted their life.
“The Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund not only provides dedicated and deserving music students the opportunity to further their education and ability, but it also continues Dan’s legacy of helping students in need,” stated Susan Sadecki.
When Dante (Dan) Dominic Cistulli II passed away suddenly in 2004, his family thought about what his legacy would be and how his memory could inspire and help others. Dan had a lifelong commitment to music so it was natural that his family establish the Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund to support Bristol students in need of financial assistance to purchase musical instruments and/or instrumental or voice lessons.
“The Cistulli family is thrilled to be able to help these students with their musical endeavors,” stated John Cistulli, Dan’s brother. “Dan would be very pleased to know his love of music is being carried on by these young musicians.”
For more information on the Main Street Community Foundation or how you can make a lasting impact in your local community like the Cistulli family, visit www.mainstreetfoundation.org or call 860.583.6363.
The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.
The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.
Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61
HARTFORD — As residents in the battered panhandle of Florida continue to pick up the pieces left by Hurricane Michael, more help is on the way from Connecticut. In Hartford, Sal Cretella, the new emergency services director of the Salvation Army of Connecticut and Rhode Island, is gearing up to head to disaster struck Panama City, Florida to lend support. “The main thing we do is help with feeding,” Cretella said from the Salvation Army offices on Asylum Avenue. “We […]
Kleenex is scrapping its range of “Mansize” tissues after 62 years, following complaints that the branding is sexist. The company first launched its tissues aimed at men in 1956, claiming they would “stay strong when wet.” But complaints on social media about the product’s gendered marketing is prompting the change. Starting later this year, the tissues will be called “Kleenex Extra Large.” Kimberly-Clark, Kleenex’s parent company, said it received a “consistent increase of complaints” about the branding. “Kleenex Mansize tissues […]
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, the use of drugs to prevent HIV infection, among men who have sex with men can significantly reduce new infections across an entire population of men, a new study finds. Based on introduction of the intervention, HIV infections diagnosed in men who have sex with men in the Australian state of New South Wales fell by a quarter — 25.1% — in one year in the research, published Wednesday in the journal the Lancet. Diagnoses fell from […]
Self-lubricating condoms may be the answer in helping prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, researchers have found. In a step away from the traditional water- or oil-based condoms currently on the market, a team of scientists from Boston University has created a condom that is self-lubricating, becoming slippery when it comes into contact with moisture — for example, bodily fluids. The team assessed the performance of the condoms when faced with friction and then surveyed 33 people who felt the condoms […]