My students love music and they love coming to band! Our students need these instruments to assist them in their community performances and help them make the best sounds they can possibly make!
Our program has tripled in size since I started teaching at my school and our budget has decreased each year, so we don't have the funds to purchase basic items for the kids.
Some of these students had zero hope of ever being able to afford to play an instrument, until they came to our school, where we provide an instrument to every student. Music is a huge part of Texas's education and our students deserve the best. These students have worked very hard over the past three years to grow this program from literally 40 students to over 300. They are dedicated and passionate and love coming to band. We are one of the few CCC middle schools in the North Texas area that doesn't turn students away simply because they can't afford to buy or rent an instrument and the supplies that go with it.
My students need more flutes so that each of them can have their own instrument to take home each day so they can continue practicing. They played the most challenging song at our Winter Concert out of all the beginner classes and they have the least amount of instruments to use. I'm excited to see how much they can progress if each of them has their own instrument to take home and practice each day. My flute players are dedicated and so excited about band! The day after our concert, they were all so excited to continue playing and were even complaining that they didn't have enough music to practice! I'm very proud of how well they are doing and would love to give them an early present before leaving for winter break!
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