95% of our students are at or below the poverty line. While they face those challenges daily and in multiple ways, our string orchestra program gives them the opportunity to succeed. This program builds bridges to anywhere they want to go outside of their challenging neighborhood.
Our school is a Fine Arts focused school with over 300 students.
Our students practice for two hours a day, four days a week after school. However, it doesn't stop there. Our students also practice at their homes. In order to do this, they need to be able to see the music like they see it at our school. We use music stands here at school, but we cannot afford to send students home with their own music stand. This is where you can make a crucial difference.
80 second through eighth grade students receive violin, viola and cello instruction free of charge, throughout the school year. It is vital that we give them the tools they need to succeed in this unique program. From orchestra rehearsal to sectional rehearsal to private lessons, we do everything we can to help our students thrive.
We have begun another year of making beautiful string orchestra music at our school. This is our 19th year! This year, we have a higher number of younger students in our program. Our 3rd through 5th grade students make up the majority of the students taking violin and viola lessons in our program. One of the things we stress in the program is proper technique. In order to play their best, they need the proper equipment. Because we have so many younger students, we ran out of 1/2 size violin shoulder rests. We need your help to get our kids the equipment they need to play their best!
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