Das konzert. Das benefiz. Die schule.
El concierto. La benef�ca. La escuela.
The concert. The benefit. The school.
Three languages, one goal. To raise money for a local elementary
school and a CSU student organization.
The CSU German Club will hold a benefit concert tonight at Odell
Brewing Company, 800 E. Lincoln Ave., with half the proceeds going
to the club and half going to Harris Bilingual Elementary School, a
bilingual English and Spanish school in Fort Collins. The concert
will feature the bluegrass group Victor Barnes and runs from 8 to
11:30 p.m. It has a $10 door charge, which includes six beers.
Odell’s is providing the alcohol and the space will be provided
free for the concert.
“We just think it’s important to support the bilingual school in
town,” said club member Karla Killpack, a senior political science
and German double major. “It’s gonna be a good time.”
The German club was started last semester to “promote German
culture,” said Greg Payne, club co-president. Payne said it is
important to support bilingual education at a young age.
“You’ve got to start it young so they can master the language
and, you know, have a competitive edge in the future,” said Payne,
a senior political science and German double major.
Harris Bilingual, 501 E. Elizabeth St., is an immersion school
that teaches Poudre School District curriculum in both English and
Spanish. The school is designed to help students become bilingual
and biliterate in the two languages. It will likely use the
proceeds from the concert for books, said Harris Bilingual
Principal Julie Schiola.
“It’s so important to be able to communicate with many different
people. It’s going to help them, I believe, get better jobs and
just to travel and learn other languages,” Schiola said. “I feel
thankful that they chose our school to do this.”