WMU News

Blues music fundraiser benefits new HHS building

May 10, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The music might be blue, but the mood will be anything but on Sunday, May 15, when the Western Michigan University School of Social Work holds its third annual blues music fundraiser.

This year's fundraiser will again feature the talents of the Blue Moon Blues Band of Kalamazoo and be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Union Cabaret and Grill, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall in downtown Kalamazoo. In addition to serving up a good dose of good-time, swing blues, the Blue Moon Blues Band features two graduates of the school, Dale Hein on harmonica and Bill LaValley on bass.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the capital campaign for the College of Health and Human Services' new building, which will house all college departments, including the School of Social Work. The building, on Oakland Drive, is in its final stages of completion.

Sunday's event will provide an opportunity for social workers and the general public to come out and listen to some quality blues music, while at the same time supporting the fundraising effort. It also will give attendees a chance to socialize and network with old friends. The restaurant will serve food and drinks during the performance.

A $10 suggested donation will be collected at the door. For more information about the fundraiser, contact John P. Mellein, instructor in the School of Social Work, at john.mellein@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3193. Visit www.bluemoonbluesband.com for more information about Blue Moon Blues Band.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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