|Bob Jacobs' Fund
all started in 1985
with one phone call to Mr. Bob Jacobs in Downers Grove from a
Kiwanis member in Kansas City.
Bob helped put the assistant mayor, Heinz Steidle from
is a small town in southern Germany, together
with Mr. Alan Roselieb, band
leader for Downers
Grove South High School.
Funding by the
Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove has helped in
having families of
our band and orchestra students in hosting as many as 75 to 90 students
plus adult chaperons each year over the past ten visits to Downers
German music students pose outside the Tivoli Theater
Since then, the cultural and musical exchange has taken
on a life of its own. Their students come to Downers Grove on alternate
years with our students traveling to Germany, forging connections for
over 1,000 students from both communities over the course of 35 years.
This year will be the eleventh District 99 tour to Germany. The
is a District 99 honors orchestra made up of students from both North
and South High Schools. Tour directors include Ms. Jennifer Mullen, Mr
Craig Roselieb, Mr Brayer Teague and Mr. Glen Williams. In
Fall 2018 we will host German string musicians and in June 2019 we will
host German band musicians.
The Kiwanis Club shares Bob Jacobs passion for
belief in what
music does for the human spirit and will continue our support for
hosting the German Students during their visit. Scholarships for
a North and a South High School student
added to our
donations from the Jacobs' family
and friends. We ask for your help for this worth while endeavor.
Please send your donation payable to the "Kiwanis Club", PO Box
12, Downers Grove, IL 60515, or use the Give button. As a 501(c)3