Computer Geeks vs. Band Geeks: Stickynote Tech Services to Raise Cash in Support of Music Programs at Mansfield Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Computer Geeks vs. Band Geeks: Stickynote Tech Services to Raise Cash in Support of Music Programs at Mansfield Schools

May 1, 2012, Mansfield, MA – Andy Trask, Owner of Stickynote Tech Services (www.stickypc.com) announced today, plans to donate a portion of 2012 service revenue, as well as voluntary donations from customers, to the Mansfield Band Parents Association in support of the Mansfield Public Schools award-winning Music Programs.

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Battery (drumline) from Mansfield Indoor Marching Percussion competing in 2012 NESBA season opener at Dartmouth High School

Andy Trask knows what it’s like to be called a geek. After all, with more than ten years experience making house calls to perform computer repair services, and as the owner of Mansfield-based Stickynote Tech Services, he proudly refers to himself as a Computer Geek in his advertising, on his facebook page, and in person. But long before he became known as a computer geek, and long before the status of “geek” was elevated to a badge of honor worn by the technological elite, it was his passion for playing trombone in the Cohasset High School band that first earned him the title of Geek.

“Back in the seventies, being called a geek wasn’t exactly a compliment. It was pretty much a slur reserved for the musicians and the brainiacs,” says Andy, “the good news however, is that those days are over, and today, being a geek is really pretty cool.”

concert percussion performance

Mansfield High School concert percussion group competes in NESBA season opener at Dartmouth High School. This group eventually went on to take the silver medal at the 2012 WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.

In recent years, Andy the Band Geek turned Computer Geek has turned Band Geek once again, volunteering to play trombone with the Mansfield High School Jazz Band alongside his sons Justin (trumpet) and James (trombone), and as a Band Parent, helping out as a volunteer with other music programs including the 2012 World Championship silver medalist Mansfield High School Percussion Ensemble.

“I see what these kids can do, and I see how many of them apply to, and get accepted into, prestigious schools like Berklee College of Music, and I can’t help but feel a certain pride in the quality of the Mansfield Schools music programs,” Andy states, “and as a 25+ year resident of Mansfield, I know every year it’s a budget crisis of one sort or another that threatens to shrink or kill music programs in our schools, so I was looking for ways besides volunteerism, to help make sure that the Mansfield schools music programs remain a force to be reckoned with. My ‘Aha!’ moment came when I realized I could have my family-owned business not only contribute directly, but also act as a conduit for customers to contribute to help fund those programs through the Mansfield Band Parents Association.”

Marching Band trumpet feature during halftime show
MHS Marching Band performing at                   night football game

 Starting May 1st, 2012, and continuing through to December 31st, 2012, Stickynote Tech Services will donate 1% of all collected service revenue to the Mansfield Band Parents Association. In addition, with each billing, Stickynote customers will have the option of adding a voluntary contribution to their bill, 100% of which will be passed through to the Mansfield Band Parents Association to support music in Mansfield Schools.

How will donations work? Customers can have their donations added directly to their bill. But you don’t need to be a Stickynote customer to donate! Anyone who would like to donate is welcome to do so at http://www.stickypc.com/donate.html where they can securely donate any amount to help with this great cause.

About Stickynote Tech Services

Based in Mansfield Massachusetts, Stickynote Tech Services is a local provider of in-home computer installation, recovery, and repair services, wired and wireless network installation and troubleshooting services, and general personal technology services to individuals, families, and small businesses in Southeastern Massachusetts including the south shore, Cape Cod, south coast, greater Taunton area, greater Attleboro area, lower Route 128, and lower Route 495.

About the Mansfield Band Parents Association

The MBPA exists to support the music and color guard programs in Mansfield Public Schools by raising funds and providing as much help as is needed for these extraordinarily successful programs to continue.  Mansfield school music programs that receive assistance from the MBPA include the Jordan/Jackson elementary school band, the Qualters middle school bands and percussion ensemble, the Mansfield High School competitive Winter Guard, and the High School Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and competitive Percussion Ensembles including the 2012 World Championship Silver Medalist concert percussion ensemble.

Contact:
Andy Trask, Owner
Stickynote Tech Services
(508) 369-9077
info@stickypc.com
Http://www.stickypc.com
Laura Dunn, President
Mansfield Band Parents Association, Inc.
mansfieldbandparents@gmail.com
http://www.mansfieldbandparents.org

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