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Teen organizes run to bring music to schools

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A teen musician is helping keep kids interested in music.

Jake Kahn, 15, a student at Champlain Valley Union High School and a trumpet player in the Vermont Youth Orchestra, is the founder and organizer of the VYOA Fun Run on May 19. This is the third year he is doing it.  

He initially started it in 2011 as a service project to raise money for the VYOA's school tours program. The school tours allow young players at the VYOA the chance to perform in area schools, while introducing thousands of schoolchildren to the idea of playing an instrument.  

The program had been cut from the VYOA budget and Jake's fundraiser basically restored it and has allowed it to continue.

For more information on the run, visit: http://vyoafunrun.webs.com/

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