streetheat 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/20/13) — The Street Heat Band from Louisville, Ky. performed two showings Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Madisonville Community College Glema Mahr Center.

For the past 20 years, the Street Heat Band, which is a musical group comprised of Jefferson County emergency response officials, have brought positive messages about anti-drugs, violence and gangs to our county’s youth through live music and inspiring words.

“We open this up to every school for those who are in fourth, fifth and sixth grade in Hopkins County,” said Madisonville Police Chief Wade Williams. “This is one of our favorite events of the year. We look forward to spin the positive message with a positive interaction with the kids.”

The Glema Mahr Center was packed from front stage to the top of the balcony with excited children from all over Hopkins County. With both showings of the Street Heat event combined an estimated 2,000 kids from fourth to sixth grade who joined in on the fun.

Along with a variety of positive music, the band also offered advice on how important it is to love oneself, to be a good role model or person and being respectful.

The students also had the opportunity to get on stage and dance with members of the band and to meet an Elvis impersonator out of Memphis, Tenn.

 “Some of the things they talk about, like the good gangs, making wise decisions and choices, we look forward to this every year and the interaction with the kids,” said Williams. “This is more than just a call for service.”

For more information about the Street Heat Band visit https://www.facebook.com/StreetHeatBand.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News Reporter
Photo by Amber Averitt

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