MUSIC AS A LANGUAGE
ROCK FOR A REASON
Left: Majhon Phillips, Founder
of Music as a Language
On August 18th, Music as Language hosted its 4th Annual Rock for a Reason
Benefit Concert at Miramar Vineyards in San Martin. Music as Language students
teamed up with professional set musicians to perform songs from The Beatles, The
Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and other artists. A portion of
event proceeds will benefit The Sue’s Story Project, which advances the mission of
Sue Berghoff, a Morgan Hill resident. After she was diagnosed with a fatal brain
disorder known as Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Sue and her husband Chuck Berg-
hoff began a mission to increase awareness and funding for research to find a cure
for LBD. During the free concert, Sue Berghoff came onstage to sing “Let it Be”
with some of the evening’s performers. Event sponsors included Anaerobe Systems,
Anritsu, Express Concrete, LizardLip Productions, Modern Woodmen, Morgan Hill
Community Foundation and other organizations, and Music as Language student
families. Learn more: musicaslanguage.com, thesuesstoryproject.com.
Below: Mario Banuelos
Mark Hoffman, Rene Spring, Robin Shepherd and Mattie
Scariot at the event.
Sue Beghoff singing "Let it Be” with student performers.
CITY OF GILROY
HECKER PASS PARK DEDICATION
On July 20th 2018, residents, City officials, and members
of the public attended the official opening of the Hecker
Pass Park. The park is located on the west side of Santa
Teresa on Third Street. The three-acre park features a
children’s area, open lawns, a dog park and access to the
beautiful Uvas Creek Levee trail which currently extends
from the Sports Park to Hecker Pass Highway. Eventually
the levee trail will loop back to Santa Teresa Boulevard.
From the Sports Park to the eventual end at Santa Teresa
Boulevard the trail will cover 5.7 miles. The park and
levee trail were built by Meritage Homes, the builders of
the nearby Hartland homes, and turned over to the City.
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN