Help me give my students a fabulous orchestra experience by providing them with violins.
This project expired on August 1, 2019.
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Our scholars (we call our students scholars) are incredibly creative and energetic. They come to each class with the excitement and anticipation of another days' adventures. Our scholars thrive with hands-on learning experiences that engage the whole person.
Our scholars are incredibly gifted and love music class, but we lack the funds to purchase instruments to grow our program.
Students work outside of school our to further their skills and with instruments that they can take home, they would find huge success in their musical pursuits.
Our school is housed on the grounds of a church just minutes outside of West Philadelphia, PA. Many of our scholars were born to first-generation immigrants from Africa and our families bring the richness of their heritage to our community.
Violins provide students with a valuable opportunity to create music of all styles and genres. Our scholars love music class and have incredibly sharp ears. Violins allow them to transfer that musicianship to an ensemble setting and showcase their work to the community.
Our orchestra will create visibility for our school and a chance for students to display their musicianship.
We currently have several vocal ensembles that perform for a packed house several times a year. Our orchestra will provide an additional performance experience and teach scholars: motor skills, teamwork and appreciation for the performing arts. Our scholars will also benefit from the support of the community when the orchestra is able to showcase their hard work.
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