Ernie Bucio, a lifetime resident of Ceres, was a musical inspiration and mentor to many students over his short lifetime. That legacy of the late musician plays on this Sunday when the Ernie Bucio Music Scholarship Fundraiser takes place from noon to 9 p.m. at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto.
The event will raise funds for music scholarships for local students.
His widow, Karen Bucio of Ceres, said Ernie was always open to new ideas and went out of his way to give students, young and old, unique musical experiences from bringing in world renown guest artists to play with our students to taking the Gottschalk Concert Band to play in Carnegie Hall, as he did a couple of months before his death. There is no cover charge for the event.