Steam the Block
“STEAMtheBlock” in H-Town is a branch of The STEM Foundation program of the South Union Community Development Corporation aimed at including the Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programming. F2F participated in STEAMtheBlock to help introduce inner-city youth and their families to art experiences that they wouldn’t normally attend or have the opportunity to experience. This particular event was produced by South Union Community Development Corporation, Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts and it took place at Willowridge High School.
Performance at Sugar Land Auditorium
Dulles High School students perform on stage with Vel & Larry Braggs - Jan 20, 2017
Inauguration of Mayor Yolanda Ford
I am very thankful to Mayor Yolanda Ford for the honor to perform for her inauguration. This was truly an historic event. Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees member Jim Rice summed it up nicely. I will paraphrase:
Here we are for the Inauguration of the first female, Afro-American Mayor of Missouri City, TX, taking place during Black History Month at Thurgood Marshall High School - a school named in honor of the first Afro-American to hold a seat on the highest court in the land - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Holiday Jazz Concert
Thurgood Marshall High School Band members performed on a "Holiday Jazz Concert" with Vel Lewis and his band, with special guest Innervision Records Recording artist Dean James — with Marquell Taylor, Kiara Moore, Dr. Ogechi Uwaga-Sanders, Cameron Hodrick, Vel Lewis, Kendon Fields, Dr. Charles Dupre, K'Niya Brewley and Dean James Jazz at Thurgood MarshallHigh School