Francesca Boerio is a student of Christopher Mallett and is one extraordinary player (you can see an excerpt of her playing below)! We love to hear when students are doing more with music! We asked her to write a short passage about how she used the guitar for good. Check it out:
"On May 8, I held a guitar concert to raise funds for the Mexico Mission Trip. This is the 19th year St. Charles Parish has organized the Mexico Mission Trip. I have been a member of the St. Charles community since I was little so I am excited to go on the trip for my second time this year. On the Mexico Mission Trip, a group of 91 teens, interns, and adults drive down to Tijuana to build 3 houses for Mexican families in need. The guitar concert, held in San Carlos, raised funds to cover expenses which include transportation, food, building materials, and equipment. This year, I raised $3,500 from and in support of the concert. I asked two students from the California Conservatory of Guitar to also participate in the concert by playing a few pieces. My time at the California Conservatory of Guitar helped me greatly in preparation for the concert."