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Howard L Rich

About Me: 

Howard Rich, the Executive Director of Saturday Night Bath Concert Fund, graduated Queens College of the City University of New York in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Performing since the age of 13, during college he continued to study the bass viol, electric bass guitar, voice, and trumpet. His lifetime love of music spurred him to Los Angeles in 1973, where he immediately became a professional musician and private teacher, and took three years of advanced music theory courses and many apprenticeships. He recognized the need to stimulate interest in musical arts in public schools, and in 1984 he founded Saturday Night Bath Band, targeting disadvantaged youth by performing his original jazz and blues style compositions, as well as music of traditional composers. His concerts and clinics have now reached over 28,000 young people in juvenile halls, probation camps and continuation high schools throughout California, one-at-a-time. He has composed and copyrighted 116 songs since 1979, that are in the styles of such composers as Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, Grover Washington Jr., Howlin’ Wolf, and Carlos Santana. He has been writing grant proposals for 21 years.

My Passions: 
The SNB ensemble performing for & inspiring youth.
My Challenges: 
Funding our program
My Vision for the Future: 
5-dozen schools in 2014
My Areas of Expertise: 
The Bass Viol and electric Bass Guitar, Music History, bandleading, composing new songs.

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