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Apopka Chamber Foundation awards scholarship to local teen rock band


The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce the presentation of a prestigious Cultural Wellness Scholarship and the delivery of custom in-ear monitors (IEMs) for a talented local teen rock band, DRIVEN, as part of their mission to advance young entrepreneurs and cultural wellness through the arts. 

This scholarship was made possible through Jerry Harvey Audio (JH Audio) and awarded to DRIVEN. The band is composed of Jaynee Phelps on lead vocals and rhythm guitar (Apopka), Kiersten Garretson on drums (Deland), Shoncea Rivera on bass guitar and backup vocals (Sanford), and Jake Nichols on lead guitar and backup vocals (Davenport). 

DRIVEN band members met with the JH Audio team at their Orlando headquarters for in-ear impressions, product demos, and a tour of the production facilities on February 14, and began the custom, in-ear process. Today they tested and picked up their custom fit monitors.

 “The sound and fit are absolutely amazing, and we cannot wait to perform!” Jaynee Phelps, lead vocals for DRIVEN, shared. 

Apopka High School Senior Jaynee Phelps was recognized by the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2023 Young Entrepreneur of the Year in December 2023. DRIVEN was chosen for this Cultural Wellness scholarship opportunity based on its local community participation with multiple organizations, musical talent, and professional acumen as musical artists. This scholarship not only acknowledges their musical achievements but also serves as a testament to their potential as emerging artists. Part of the Apopka Chamber Foundation’s mission is to encourage and empower entrepreneurs, entertainers, and artists.  JH Audio believes in nurturing and supporting promising musicians in their artistic endeavors. 

This scholarship marks a significant milestone in DRIVEN’s musical journey and promises to be a celebration of their talent and dedication. 

Founder Jerry Harvey is known in the music industry for the invention of in-ear monitors (IEMs). In the mid-1990s, Jerry Harvey was a sound engineer for Van Halen before establishing Ultimate Ears. In 2007, JH Audio was born. Handcrafted in the United States using cutting edge technology, JH Audio in-ear monitors are used by the world’s biggest touring artists. With superior innovation and audio performance at the forefront of what JH Audio aims to deliver, the company prides itself on sustaining a level of customer service that is beyond reproach. For more information visit JHAudio.com.

In attendance for the scholarship delivery; Melissa Leonard, Chief Nursing Officer, AdventHealth Apopka - Apopka Chamber Foundation Premier Sponsor, Jeans Santiago, Executive Director (interim)-Apopka Chamber, Charles Chambers, FastSigns Apopka – Board Chair, Apopka Chamber, Ella Duke, Propagate Social House/Market on Fifth-Apopka Chamber Foundation Board Director, Debbie Nelson – Apopka Chamber Foundation Board Director, Norva Carrington, Apopka Chamber Foundation, Board, Cate Manley, Apopka Chamber Foundation, Board, and Chad Creech, President, Apopka Chamber Foundation. 

For more information about DRIVEN, JH Audio, and the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, please visit their respective websites.




About The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Created as a 501(c)(3) by the business member community to promote efficient and effective ways to provide business advocacy and collaboration, community humanitarian assistance, long-term community improvement, to support improved literacy rates of children and adults, mental and cultural wellness, increase educational attainment and overcoming workforce barriers for underestimated people, while promoting equality, economic justice and the overall prosperity for all in our region. 

AdventHealth is the 2024 Premier Sponsor of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. 

Your body, your mind, your spirit. AdventHealth Apopka, formerly Florida Hospital Apopka, in Orange County, Florida, is committed to providing whole-person care that helps everyone in the community build a vibrant life of good health and great joy. Our mission doesn’t stop when our shifts end. We're an active member of the local community, supporting organizations and missions that benefit all our neighbors.

AdventHealth, Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, DRIVEN, Jerry Harvey Audio


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