PORTERVILLE, CA – Bank of the Sierra is pleased to announce a Sierra Grant in the amount of $2,000 has been awarded to Porterville Summer Strings. Porterville Summer Strings provides an intensive musical experience for 4th through 12th grade students in Southern Tulare County by offering a one week workshop led and conducted by talented, trained, ethnically diverse professional musicians from Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Students learn many skills including: reading music, counting rhythms, following directions, listening to oneself, listening to others, working together, practicing self discipline, patience, and confidence.
The Sierra Grant Program is designed to improve the quality of life for the families, especially the children, who reflect the diversity within Bank of the Sierra branch communities. The Sierra Grant Program is focused on three areas: community services, park preservation, and education. Anyone involved in a non-profit program, who may be interested in a Sierra Grant, can pick up an instructional brochure at any Bank of the Sierra branch, or visit the bank web site at www.bankofthesierra.com.
Bank of the Sierra (www.bankofthesierra.com) is in its 38th year of operations, and at $1.7 billion in assets is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. The Company has over 400 employees and conducts business through 28 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries center, and an agricultural credit center.