Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Support The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival...

Ronald Herd II a.k.a. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
Founder Of The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival

Cell phone: 901-299-4355

Dear Potential Sponsor,

Please join us in this historic occasion to honor one of Memphis’ unfairly forgotten yet greatest musicians, visionaries and sons, the incomparable Jimmie Lunceford…Please sponsor and support the second annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival…This four day celebration will take place on Oct. 9-12, 2008 throughout various locations in the city…

©R2C2H2 Tha Artivist/Ronald Herd II

Purpose Of The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival:

To Honor And Bring Awareness To The Forgotten And Impressive Legacy And Achievements Of Jimmie Lunceford, The First High School Band Orchestra Leader/Conductor In The History Of The Memphis City Schools…Jimmie Lunceford formed the first high school band in Memphis at Manassas High School where he also taught football, baseball, English and Spanish…He later took his band of high school students and turned them into a professional and popular local Memphis band known as the Chickasaw Syncopators…

In the early 1930s Lunceford took his band to the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem, NY to take over as the house band for Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway…The group eventually became known as The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra…The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra would regularly broadcast live from the Cotton Club gaining a huge national audience…Jimmie Lunceford would constantly beat the great swing bands of his era in numerous “battle of the bands” contests including those led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Chick Webb…The Lunceford Orchestra was considered by many including Glenn Miller and Miles Davis to be one of if not the best swing band ever!!!

Unfortunately Jimmie Lunceford (after dying under mysterious circumstances on July 12, 1947 in Seaside, Oregon) has been forgotten by many in the Memphis Community for 60 years and counting…

Jimmie Lunceford, the essence of a true teacher, never forgot about Memphis or Manassas High School and would constantly come back to talk to students at Manassas High School and hold free concerts despite being one of the most popular bandleaders in the country, Black or White…

The purpose of this event is to bring awareness about Jimmie Lunceford and to instill community pride in the achievements and accomplishments of a native Memphian who never forgot Memphis…Jimmie Lunceford’s remains are interred at the famous Elmwood Cemetery along with his wonderful legacy. Hopefully four days in October and many years to come we plan to change that.


Please Read The Summary On The First Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival:

The Four Day Celebration Which Will Take Place Oct. 9-12, 2008 Includes:

1.) The Second Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Symposium About The Life And Legacy Of Jimmie Lunceford At His Old Stomping Grounds: Manassas High School…Participants Will Include People Who Knew Jimmie Lunceford Personally, Fans, Renowned Music Experts, And Legendary Musical Figures Who Benefitted From The Example And Music Of Jimmie LuncefordManassas High School Jazz Band Will Also be Featured...
2.) The 2nd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony At Jimmie Lunceford’s Gravesite In Elmwood Cemetery.

3.) The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Tribute Show On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio

4.) Tribute Concert To Jimmie Lunceford Featuring Local As Well As National Acts.

5.) An Art Exhibit Paying Homage To Jimmie Lunceford And Jazz Music.

6.) Debut Of The Jimmie Lunceford Scholars Fund

7.) The Jimmie Lunceford Legacy Awards Banquet


Become A Sponsor And Become A Part Of History!!!

Below are the different levels of financial giving one can give to support The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree…All financial donation levels with the exception of the highest level, Chickasaw Syncopator ( which is named in honor of Jimmie Lunceford’s pioneering band formed from his Manassas High School band) are named for titles from some of Jimmie Lunceford’s most popular and famous tunes…If you have a service that you would like to offer in addition to or in lieu of a financial contribution feel to contact us by or call Ron Herd II at 901-299-4355 with details.

Chickasaw Syncopator
More than $10,000

My Blue Heaven

Rhythm Is Our Business


Lunceford Special

For Dancers Only
$499 or less


Another Incentive For Potential Sponsors

Although all will be acknowledged for their wonderful contributions there are incentives to giving more…For those who give $500 or more they will receive advertising space on the award winning website W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News for 6 months starting Nov. 1, 2008…And for those who give $1,000 and more they will receive ad promotion on The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News website as well as ad air time on the fast growing and very popular internet radio show Tha Artivist Presents…W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News Radio for 6 months starting Nov. 1, 2008


Buy Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Tees!!!

(note: r2c2h2 copyright not part of actual shirt and design)

Please Pay For Your Order Through Our
Paypal Account...Please E-mail And /Or Call Us @ 901-299-4355 With The Specifics Of The Order Such As Color (White Or Black), Size Requested (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large And 3X-Large)And Quantity...
(Note: Please Add $3 More To Order For 2X-Large And 3X-Large Sizes)

Your Order Will Be Shipped Out A.S.A.P. As Soon As We Receive Your Pay...We Will Notify By E-mail When You Should Expect Your Shipment...

Thanks So Much For Your Consideration,

Ron Herd II a.k.a. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
The Founder Of The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival

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