Delta Kappa Gamma Society honors Mallets with Friend of Education Award

Ed (left) and Adriana (right) Mallett stand with Nancy Lashaway-Bokina. The Malletts were recently honored with the Friend of Education Award from the Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society. The award is given to someone making an impact on children, youth or adults in the community, yet is not a member of the organized educational system, according to a release. The Malletts were recognized for the cultural influences they have brought to the Big Rapids/Mecosta County area through the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival, which brings internationally-known musicians into local school systems to provide workshops and outreach to local students. The Mallets also organize teaching clinics and include members of other local music groups, bands and orchestras in their programs, opening students’ eyes to worlds beyond Big Rapids, and present their program Tuba Tales to link music and literature in an interactive format for elementary school students in the state. (Courtesy photo)

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