Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” lends a helping hand to a family whose non-profit music school utilizes the arts to strengthen and inspire the community.
Superstar Rockers KISS Meet the Family and Donate Music Instruments;
Super Hero Themed Boy’s Room Designed by Marvel Entertainment
"Wagstaff family" — On December 7, 2009, "Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition" traveled to Gainesville, FL, to meet Tobin and
Jill Wagstaff, college sweethearts who started their own non-profit music
school to provide services in the arts that would provide significant
experiences for everyone, including those with financial limitations or
disabilities. Pouring all of their time and resources into this school
has left very little for the vast and necessary repairs needed to fix their
rotting home. Superstar rockers KISS, plus artists and designers from
Marvel Entertainment participate in this episode of "Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition," on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
(8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Growing up in Gainesville ,
Jill Wagstaff always noticed the huge impact the arts had on the lives of her
friends and family. In college, she met Tobin, who shared her love of the
arts, and they eventually married and had four beautiful children: Tobin James
Jr., 7, Rudy, 6, Dallas, 5, and Larissa Jolene, 4. In 2002, the Wagstaffs
started Studio Percussion, Inc., a non-profit music school and arts center
specializing in the use of drums and percussion to encourage and inspire
students towards community involvement and leadership development. The
family runs this organization out of their home, in the space where Dallas and
Larissa Jolene currently sleep. The studio currently serves about 200 people,
half of which receive financial aid or a full scholarship. Their utter
devotion to their family, their school, and their community leaves little time
and resources to tend to their home, which is in dire need of repair.
Now, it’s up to the "Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition" team and hundreds of local volunteers to build a
safe, new home that will allow this family to continue to support the arts in
the lives of their family and their entire community.
are also two other special surprises for the Wagstaff family: they fly to
Tulsa where KISS stopped
as part of their KISS/Alive 35 tour. Together, the family and the band worked
with Gibson and Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to provide instruments for a
local school, as well as the family’s own non-profit music school in
Florida . Additionally,
artists and designers from Marvel Entertainment collaborated with the
"EM:HE" team, providing artwork and merchandise to create a Super
Hero themed room for TJ, and created an original piece of art featuring TJ and
several Marvel Super Heroes, which will also be used as an actual cover for an
upcoming Marvel comic book scheduled to be on-sale April 14.
Makeover: Home Edition" designers this episode are team leader Ty
Pennington, Didiayer Snyder, Paul
DiMeo, and Eduardo Xol. The series is produced by Endemol
USA , a
division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Anthony Dominici.
David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. "Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed
program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
For more information on “Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition,” visit ABC.com
Source: Press Release
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Posted originally: 2010-02-17 17:10:07