MTSU marketers mix music with generosity in April ...

MTSU marketers mix music with generosity in April 18 charity rockfest

MTSU marketing majors are putting their music where their mouths are.

First Noelle poster webStudents in the Department of Management and Marketing are sponsoring “Rockin’ for the First Noelle,” a battle-of-the-bands benefit for the First Noelle Foundation, an organization that honors a local teenager by collecting books for children.

The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Bonhoeffer’s, located at 610 Dill Lane in Murfreesboro.

Competing musical acts include Caller 15, Michael McQuaid, Dear Salem, Amanda June, The Beasleys and Mary Howell.

Audience members may bid in a silent auction for jewelry from Francesca’s Collections, Starbucks gift cards, a Microsoft Office software package, a HotSpot tanning gift set and many more donated items.

The First Noelle Foundation was created in memory of Siegel High School student Miranda “Noelle” Henson, a 17-year-old senior who was killed in a single-car accident on the way to a school ball game in 2011.

The nonprofit organization collects books to be distributed for reading by kindergartners throughout Rutherford County. Its motto is “spreading a legacy one child and one book at a time.”

Proceeds from “Rockin’ for the First Noelle” will be used to create a foundation website.

Tickets are $5 each in advance or at the door and may be purchased in advance at

For more information, visit or follow @FirstNoelleOrg on Twitter.

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