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Michigan Mike directing the show

Sunday kids boy with mando
Peak to Peak Music
Education Association
. . .
music resources for mountain kids

The Peak to Peak Music Education Association was formed after the death of "Michigan Mike" Torpie, the founder of NedFest (left), to continue the festival and support music education programs in the peak to peak region.

Sunday kids girls quintet

Sunday kids girls with violins
            Sunday kids boy with violin

At the 2014 festival NedFest hosted young local musicians from Annie Savage's Savage Fiddler program and Nederland's
Brightwood Music learning center.
NedFest kids photos by James DeWalt

The Peak to Peak Music Education Association presents its very first grant ever to TEENs, Inc., the Nederland Teen Center, to support an after school music tutor.

NedFest 2012 volunteers and staff
Michigan Mike's dad, Russ Torpie with Kris, NedFest Coordinator
Kris and Russ Torpie

MIchigan MIke and Deb D'Andrea

Mike with Deb,
NedFest Vendor Coordinator
PPMEA  Board of Directors:
Rob Savoy, President
Kristen McFarland, Secretary
Lyn Hanna, Treasurer
Jeffrey Swift, Hospitality
Deb D'Andrea, Vending
Mark Latiolais
Russ Torpie
Nancy Torpie
Michigan Mike with friends

Michigan Mike (center with light shirt)

celebrates a successful 2011 NedFest with friends
at the late-night Black Forest show.
Pictured (left to right):
Rob Savoy   PPMEA President
Jarod  NedFest parking director and volunteer
Happy Jack  NedFest volunteer for many years
Michigan Mike Torpie  NedFest Founder
Kristen McFarland PPMEA Board, Secretary
Lyn Hanna  PPMEA Board, Treasurer
Ben Griffin  former PPMEA Board Member
Mark Latiolais  PPMEA Board Member