Rosemary Conte Nominated Along With Jon Bon Jovi for Musician Award
The MUSICIANS ON A MISSION AWARD is an award to recognize musicians or other entities in the music community for their contribution in supporting charities and humanitarian causes.
The best part of this award is being nominated! Will you please vote for me? It's gratifying to know that my effort to help restore the band and music department of Union Beach Memorial School and my advocacy for the homeless of Tent City is appreciated. If I were to win this award I may be able to enlist even greater support for the many causes that need community help. “Highlight, Control + Click” on the link for the ballot. Thank you very much for your support.
Editor's note: The following press release was issued about Rosemary Conte's accomplishment.
Rosemary Conte, a long-time Jersey Shore artist, has been nominated for the prestigious Jersey Music Acoustic Awards for her efforts to help with Hurricane Sandy relief. Ms. Conte joins a celebrated group of artists, including Jon Bon Jovi, for the Musicians on a Mission Award.
The 4th Annual Jersey Acoustic Music Awards will be held on April 7, 2013 at the historic Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove NJ. Online voting to determine winners of the Musicians on a Mission Award will be open until March 1, 2013.
Ms. Conte, a jazz singer and voice coach, was nominated for her campaign to equip the Union Beach Memorial School Band with donated instruments after theirs were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. Her efforts led to donations of instruments and money from all over the country. Professional musicians donated extra instruments while parents gave instruments that their kids had once played and had out-grown. Fundraisers occurred as far away as Oregon while a Rutgers University music fraternity offered to donated the proceeds from its Annual Snow Ball.
In addition to her many projects of music and artist advocacy, Ms. Conte is a supporter of the homeless encampment in Lakewood, NJ known as Tent City, producing concerts to draw attention to the needs of the homeless, and raising money for Rev. Steve Brigham, who lives among the homeless ministering to them.
“It’s an honor to be nominated with such a worthy group of individuals who have dedicated themselves to making New Jersey, and especially the Jersey Shore, a better place to live,” said Ms. Conte. “There is a story behind each Musicians on a Mission nominee; a story of trying to make a difference for people.”