Dispatch paints the Boston Arts Academy before Agganis show

Left to right: Brad Corrigan and Chad Stokes from the band Dispatch speak with event organizer Albert Lee about helping to paint inside the Boston Arts Academy. Band members from Dispatch helped out with painting at the "Amplifying Education" event at Boston Arts Academy on October 6, 2012. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)
Left to right: Brad Corrigan and Chad Stokes from the band Dispatch speak with event organizer Albert Lee about helping to paint inside the Boston Arts Academy. Band members from Dispatch helped out with painting at the "Amplifying Education" event at Boston Arts Academy on October 6, 2012. (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

The Boston Arts Academy has the band Dispatch — and about 200 volunteers — to thank for its new look. The local rock act, which started its Amplifying Education Initiative to get people to volunteer to fix up schools, spent Saturday repainting the academy, which is Boston’s only public school dedicated to the visual and performing arts. Also helping with the cause was City Year Boston and Radio 92.9. Later that night, the band played a gig at Agganis Arena.

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