Grant Awarded to Support Blue Ice project

The Homer Foundation recently funded a grant to support the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Youth String Orchestra Club for a wonderful project created by John Bushell, that included John’s original music score performed by members of HYSOC under the direction of Daniel Perry, and a very memorable hike to perform the piece in the presence of a glacier! The resulting video, “Blue Ice” will be aired at the Homer Foundation’s annual meeting on November 15th. The following is a letter of appreciation from Mr. Bushell:

I am so grateful for yours and the Homer Foundation’s support of our project, Blue Ice.  The funds were just right, the timeline worked well and, most importantly, the lives of some young people in Homer were moved. Blue Ice has turned out to be a wonderful community project involving young musicians, their families and a good number of local businesses and organizations.

The video’s credits thank The Homer Foundation, Pratt Museum, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Mako’s Water Taxi, Kachemak Bay State Park, Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and numerous individuals.

We begin promoting Blue Ice this week with thank yous to the papers, social media announcements and as much sharing of the link as possible.


John, Johnny B., Bushell

Enjoy….. here is link to “Blue Ice”