AUSTIN, Texas —
An Austin nonprofit hosted its annual fundraiser after it was recently burglarized twice in just 24 hours.
The group Beat 4 Beat gives free music lessons to students at different Austin-area school districts and private schools. It holds after-school lessons for guitar, drum, bass, piano and a variety of other lessons.
Recently, thieves stole $5,000 worth of gear and instruments from the nonprofit.
Beat 4 Beat held its fundraiser on Thursday, June 1, at the Belmont. Austin local and Beat 4 Beat instructor Jaime Ospina and GRAMMY-winning Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma were involved in the event.
On June 9, Beat 4 Beat updated KVUE on the success of the fundraiser. The nonprofit was able to raise $26,500. The guitar featured on KVUE Daybreak, signed by members of the band Styx, sold for $310.