We are a high profile high school guitar program with over 200 students. Our guitar curriculum offers seven classes including three guitar ensembles, three beginning guitar classes and a guitar conservatory class for our students wishing to go to college to become performers or teachers on guitar.
We are a top rated community high school that is home to over 3900 students.
Though we have over 60% of our student population on the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program, that has not deterred our school from becoming an academic leader. Our guitar program is recognized in the international guitar community. Over the past several years, our students and ensembles have performed three times at our All-State Music Conference and have traveled twice to New York to perform in concert at an international guitar festival.
All of our students in the guitar program care about becoming wonderful musicians and people. We possess a musical collectivism and positive outlook that allows us to grow and perform at a continuously high level. We had the deep privilege and educational opportunity to perform in concert with nine international level classical guitarists over the past six years.
With many of my students' families struggling financially, it is difficult to provide necessary items for their music education. All of the guitars in our program are a class set and are used six to seven periods a day, every day. The strings on our guitars wear out quickly, and it is noticeable how difficult it is to sound good and perform on a worn out set of strings. With your gift, we will be able to purchase new D'Addario Classical Guitar Strings for our class set of guitars. With new strings, we will be able to better reach our artistic, technical and musical goals. New strings will allow my students to sound better, perform more easily and help provide a more enjoyable and meaningful musical experience.
Students in my high school guitar program are very dedicated and talented.
Your gift will not only make a positive difference in our musical experiences as we develop our musicianship, but it also will inspire students to serve and give back to our community, knowing there are people who care about the education of our youth and are able to financially support our guitar program.
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