Making an impact

Friends of Brad’s purpose is to directly assist young Minnesota musicians. With money raised from the inaugural BradFest, we are already making an impact. We awarded two college scholarships to Iron Range musicians. We donated money to the Two Harbors high school band for the purchase of percussion instruments. We also created a fellowship for young professional musicians residing in Northeastern MN to provide support during the often-difficult time between formal music training and the onset of a professional music career (to be awarded in the fall). And we’re working to set up a visiting artist fund at St. Cloud State University (Brad’s Alma mater).

We’re gearing up for the second annual BradFest now. There will be pie and it’s sure to be a great time, with an eclectic mix of music and entertainment. New this year: Brazilian street samba led by Terry Vermillion, Brad’s former mentor! Hope to see you there!

Save the Date for BradFest 2011! – August 5-6

BradFest is a memorial music festival, organized by the Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation, that will benefit young Minnesota musicians and honor the the life of Bradley E. Rozman.

The inaugural Bradfest was a success and the Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation would like to thanks the many wonderful people who helped make it so.

Bradfest is an annual music festival that will feature an eclectic mix of local and regional live music, entertainment, refreshments, and some silly surprises.

Please join us in our mission to celebrate and cultivate young MN musicians!