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Sprint for Flint 2017

on July 9, 2017 - 10:02pm

On August 25, 2017, Mr. B and The Joybox Express will depart Flint, Michigan, transporting a 385-pound piano on a tricycle built for three with the aim of reaching Mackinaw City within 24 hours.

Next, a team of swimmers will tow the piano bike to Mackinac Island. The goal of this musical bike ride/swim is to raise funds for YouthQuest, an afterschool and summer program that serves 2,000 students in Flint and Genesee County each year. All donations fund YouthQuest.

Donate or pledge to help the cause!

 

‘Mr. B’s Joybox Express’ Rallies Supporters for Musical Bike Ride from Flint to Mackinac Island

on August 9, 2016 - 11:27pm

Yearlong ‘Sprint 4 Flint’ Fundraising Campaign to Benefit YouthQuest Afterschool Program. (FLINT, Mich. – Aug. 15, 2016) An Ann Arbor-based nonprofit is launching a yearlong fundraising campaign that will benefit the YouthQuest After School Initiative and culminate with an especially unique journey – one that involves transporting a 385-pound piano on a tricycle built for three from Flint to Mackinac Island.

First CAS Bike-A-Thon a Success

on September 8, 2015 - 10:35pm

Described as a “perfect match,” the popular musician Mr. B’s Joybox Express partnered with the Cultural Arts Strings to launch a successful fund-raising effort in the Bike-A-Thon’s first year.

With 45 total participants and 11 volunteers, the Bike-A-Thon served to bring awareness to Cultural Art Strings’ newest endeavor, the Manchester Youth Orchestra project. Organizer Aileen Rohwer said that the project will combine the area’s finest youth musicians playing, string, brass, percussion, and wind instruments.

NEW ORLEANS MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

on November 11, 2014 - 4:57pm

Mr. B’s Joybox Express will perform for students of The Roots of Music at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, November 15, 2014 to mark the end of the Mr. B’s Joybox Express Mississippi River Road Ride, an epic 2,000 mile, 75 day trek of three cyclists began pedaling a custom-designed bike carrying a 387-pound upright piano.

Fronted by internationally recognized blues and jazz musician Mark “Mr. B” Braun, Mr. B’s Joybox Express is the ultimate fusion of extreme athleticism and artistry. 

INTERVIEWS AND PHOTO OPS:  The Roots of Music students, pianist Mark “Mr.

Mr. B's Joybox Express Mississippi River Road Ride Finale in New Orleans, LA!

on November 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

Mr. B's Joybox Express Mississippi River Road Ride
Finale in New Orleans, LA!
Good times rolling into NOLA on November 14, 2014

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