Gila Crossing Guitar Donation from Community Partner Relentless Beats
Gila River Indian News
On the first day of school, Aug. 1, Gila Crossing Community School’s music program received a generous contribution of four acoustic guitars. The donations were made possible by Thomas Turner, the owner of Relentless Beats.
Governor Stephen Roe Lewis stated, “For Mr. Turner to see the historic nature of Gila Crossing’s construction and to donate the guitars, shows us all how much support we have.” Gov. Lewis then shared his gratitude for the renowned company and is now a part of the school’s success as a Community partner.
Relentless Beats is known for providing Arizona with numerous music events at the Rawhide Event Center at Wild Horse Pass. When Turner learned, the Community was embarking on building a new school he immediately informed Rawhide that he was going to donate four guitars.
District 7 Council Representative Devin Redbird said, “I would like to thank Thomas Turner for his donation, which is an investment in our children and for being a true partner with the community.” Redbird was present when the Fender, Rogue, and Yamaha guitars arrived at the school and were accepted by the administration.
Gila Crossing Principal David Marks said, “It makes us all feel great to know there’s that level of support. Especially from the Community at large and everyone wants us to succeed so that our students will succeed.”
Principal Marks further shared, “They [guitars] will help the new [music] teacher in his instruction with introducing or furthering a student’s interest in playing guitar.”