Recently departed Jam Band Legend, Ambrose "Boots" Schmidt, will be honoured this weekend, Saturday November 18th, 2017, in Atlanta at the 11th Annual Virgin Islands Reunion event to take place in that City.
In honour and respect towards the memory and Legacy of Boots and the 21 Times Road March Champions - The Awesome Jam Band, Marketing, News & Information Media - MNI Media - in association with the loving wife of Boots, Mrs Tiffany Fabian-Schmidt; we have arranged with Star Time Promotions, the organisers of the 11th Annual Virgin Islands Reunion for a student from The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s Music Department on St Thomas, USVI, to receive a brand new Trumpet in honour of Boots.
The Ivanna Eudora Kean High was the school Boots attended as a youth growing up on St Thomas, USVI.
Boots' wife, Mrs Tiffany Fabian-Schmidt will on hand in Atlanta to receive this honour in respect to her late husband.
Star Time Promotions' management team have expressed their profound sadness at the passing of Boots, and in conjunction to honouring Boots at their event on November 18th, they will also be dedicating the 11th Annual VI Reunion to the musical legacy and prowess of the Awesome Jam Band.
The 11th Annual VI Reuion will also serve a wider purpose, as Startime Promotions will be using funds from the reunion to help members of the VI community who had to be displaced from the Virgin Islands after the passage of hurricanes Maria and Irma.
Startime has spearheaded numerous drives providing support to over 2,500 Virgin Islanders in St. Thomas, and to over 250 Virgin Islanders that are in Atlanta receiving medical care since the Hurricanes passed.
During the reunion on the 18th, they will be collecting coats for the VI medical evacuees in Atlanta and also honouring those nonprofit organizations that have supported their relief efforts.
As Levi Maynard, Chairman for the Board of Directors of Star Time Promotions, Inc. said to MNI Media when we spoke with him towards arranging the Honour to the Jam Band and Boots:
"We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Boots. Star Time Promotions sends our deepest condolences to the family of “Boots.” As such, we would like to sponsor one music student selected by The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s music department to receive a trumpet in honour of Boots. We would like to invite a member of Boots’ family to attend as a VIP guest"
The Awesome Jam Band's Members, along with the Family of Ambrose "Boots Schmidt extends sincere appreciation and thanks to Star Time Promotions for this Honour to Boots and The Awesome Jam Band.
Also congratulations must be extended to the deserving student from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s Music Department who will be receiving a brand new Trumpet in honour of Boots.
Boots was Lead arranger and Band Leader with the Awesome Jam Band before he passed away on October 23rd in a work-related accident. The Trumpet was the instrument he played with the Jam Band.