Puerto Rico Project
Posted on 01/11/2018

The Princeton High School Band Program, along with support from the PHS Band Parents' Association, will be sponsoring a group of high school students from Puerto Rico so that they are able to participate in the Berklee Jazz Festival, the premiere jazz festival for high school students, in February. The students from Escuela Libre de Musica Ernesto Ramos Antonini in Puerto Rico, were all affected by Hurricane Maria, and would be forced to miss the Berklee Jazz Festival this year without outside support. 

While the students from Escuela Libre de Musica Ernesto Ramos Antonini are here, they will be sharing their stories (via video and pictures) with our students and working on musical projects with PHS band students and with other classes while they are here. 

The Puerto Rico Project consists of three goals:

  1. To give the students from Puerto Rico an enriching Berklee Jazz Festival experience that they initially were planning to have prior to Hurricane Maria
  2. To send each student and chaperone home with two additional suitcases full of supplies for their immediate family and community that will have an immediate impact.
  3. To send as many additional supplies to Puerto Rico as we can generate via funds collected or items donated.

You can drop off supplies and donations in the PHS Band Room. If you’d like additional information, please contact Joe Bongiovi JoeBongiovi@princetonk12.org. Donations should be made payable to “PHS Band Parents’ Association”

Below is a list of supplies needed

  • Medical Supplies (bandages, gauze, medical tape, gloves, sterile pads, first aid kits
  • Schools Supplies – notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, crayons, colored pencils, rulers, erasers, etc.
  • New Underwear (Wrapped in original packaging)
  • New Children & Adult Pajamas(Wrapped in original packaging)
  • Water filters (Britta)
  • Insect Repellant (of any sort)
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights/Lanterns