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NonProfitView – Modesto Sound

Non-Profit View
Out of This World Benefit for Modesto Sound
By Chris Murphy

Good sound makes a band.
This is not only an engineering skill, it is an art, and we are so very lucky to have some really talented people in our community that are doing seriously professional sound. Modesto Sound is a local treasure and has now recorded over 800 teen musicians, worked with 182 youth interns to learn job skills, and held hundreds of community radio shows and concerts. This is a professional and affordable way to make and produce music. Please join fellow music fans for this amazing fundraiser at the Portal.

Mark Oesau, once an intern at Modesto Sound, now has his own sound company and continues to give back to teens who once like himself wanted to learn more about audio technology. His reggae band A’ La Lune will be performing at this year’s event. He also works with Leonard Bowlin and they did an amazing job doing sound for Grandaddy’s first show in four years in Modesto a few months ago. This is so very cool as longtime Grandaddy producer Lucky Lew is one of the advisors at Modesto Sounds. Professional training for professional careers. Another performer will be Tristan Gianelli who attended several of Modesto Sound’s music camps. Joseph Rkyert’s opera trio, who just won The Grand Prize at the Valley’s Talent Project, recorded at the studio while in high school, and they will perform too. Good sound makes a show great, and you all know how much people complain when the sound is bad right? So let’s invest and support these new sound engineers at the benefit show. Learn more at

October 15th 5pm
The Portal 1324 Coldwell Avenue
$25 adults, $10 students includes dinner
Benefits youth scholarships to music camp and audio job training
Contact: 573-0533<>



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.