The band Third Degree Burns, part of the Young Musician's Community is a program that gives high school and middle school students the opportunity to learn to play in a rock band. Gary Burns organized the program about 10 years ago to give kids the opportunity to experience and learn to play good, classic rock music as a band, without all the negative influences. Gary runs the organization with basic Christian ideals, and focuses on character building while teaching them to play the various instruments. All of this is done for free. Third Degree Burn has played at various venues throughout Lapeer County over the past 10 years, and is branching out to other areas of the state.

While the program is free, the equipment required to put on the first class shows from these kids, isn't. So every year the group holds a fund raiser. This year the fundraiser is on February 21, at Lapeer High School from 7pm until 10pm (doors open at 6:30), admission is $5.


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