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Alto Saxophone for Band Students
My students need an alto saxophone to improve their musical education and abilities.
As the band teacher at my school, it is my pleasure to be the person who brings music into hundreds of student lives every day. While some families can provide instruments for their children, other students must rely on school-owned instruments for their musical education.
Students in my classroom, like the communities they live in, are very diverse.
But one thing all the students in my classroom have in common is a love for band. My students often lament when their band class is over for the day, and tell me that they wish it could be the length of two classes. The students take pride in what they learn and accomplish, and enjoy putting on concerts for their families and friends about once per quarter.
We need an alto saxophone so more students will have access to the instrument that they desire to play. Many students cannot afford to buy or rent an instrument and rely on the instruments that the school has. We do have a limited number of instruments, but over time they grow old and fall into disrepair. When this instrument arrives it will be used by one student at a time, but we will have it at our school for years to come, bringing both the fun and educational side of music to several students. Students in band are held to a high musical performance standard, so this instrument is guaranteed acquire hours and hours of use time.
Currently in my classroom, I have just enough instruments for each student to play.
And some of those are in really rough shape and don't play very well. Once this instrument arrives I can use it to replace it with an old, beat-up instrument which will instantly improve that student's success on the clarinet. That old clarinet can then become a "back-up" for when a student's instrument does have to go into the shop so he or she can still participate in class and practice at home.
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