Music and the arts are an important part of education. Study after study has proven that access to a quality music education program improves a student’s brain — not just while they are playing an instrument, but throughout their life.

I’m fortunate to live in a school district that takes music and art seriously. I’m also fortunate to live in a school district where teachers go above and beyond for their students.

Late last week, I had the privilege of shooting the annual Central Bucks VH1 Save the Music Concert Series at Holicong Middle School. On their own time, the district’s music teachers put on a Springsteen-worthy two hour concert for the community. Not once. But three shows over the course of a weekend. Each show packed to capacity in the school’s auditorium.

The concert raises money to equip less fortunate districts around the country with musical equipment to jumpstart their own music programs. It takes approximately $30,000 to equip a school with the necessary instruments for a musical program. This year, the Bucks County School District raised $27,189.31. It’s an amount that keeps rising.

To date, the Central Bucks School District has raised more than $100,000 for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

The images below will give you a glimpse of what the audience saw on stage. Want to see the full set? Click here to go to my gallery.