Spenser Spirit Music Award
Yearly children's music fundraiser event in honor of Spenser Spirit Hogans. Celebrating his legacy and passion for music.
"Harmony for Hope: Celebrating Music and Memories"
This annual day-long event aims to celebrate the joy of music while honoring the memory of this young musician Spenser Spirit Hogans. The goal is to raise funds for children's music education support of Making Music Matter For Kids Inc.
The Spenser Spirit Music Award is in honor of local musician Spenser Spirit Hogans. Spenser passed away at the young age of 29. This award has been created with the help of Spenser's family, to inspire young musicians, to be creative and pursue their dreams through music. A message from Spenser's Mom Tracey Hogans: I know that Spenser would have loved to be a part of Making Music Matter for Kids and my hope is that this award will inspire the recipients to not only pursue their dreams but give them the chance to recognize those dreams. Sincerely Spenser's Mom Tracey Hogans
About Spenser Spirit Hogans
Everyone that knew Spenser, would agree that he was a man of music and poetry, his love of art was deep and passionate and he could usually be found either writing some new music or doodling/writing poetry in one of his many notebooks.
Spenser's love of music started at a very early age. Playing his first "guitar" at 2 years old and the piano at "Grandma Presh's" house. After that, there was no stopping him! He learned to play the violin, clarinet, guitar, drums, and bass.
He and his friends started a band called "One Word Mary" in his garage in their very early teens. That band became "Three Man Cannon" and were together until Spenser's passing. He was asked a lot to sit in and or open up for bands including The Menzingers, Cherry, and Tigers Jaw. He wrote his own songs and put out solo albums under the names "Spider Kingdom" and "Early Animator" touring the United States and Europe.
Spenser was not only a great musician, singer, and songwriter, he was an inspiration to other musicians and encouraged them to be creative. Even if he didn't know them personally, he went out of his way to be supportive. Many people would not have kept pursuing their dreams if not for Spenser".