My students need protective cases for their toms, xylophones, and sticks!
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Our high school in Fremont, California has an up-and-coming music program. We currently feature an award-winning Marching Band, Concert Band, and Choir program, and we have just begun a String Orchestra class to complement our course offerings this year. Our goal is to be able to offer all music courses provided by all of the other high schools in Fremont in the next two or three years in order to reach the most students.
Our bands have doubled in size since I began teaching at WHS, and we no longer have enough travel materials, stands, or cases to protect our instruments.
Our percussion section is devoted, but we cannot bring all of our instruments to competition every time due to a lack of cases, stands, and protection.
My students are devoted to their craft and know the value of proper maintenance and care of their instruments; however, we lack cases and other protective materials. We need stick bags for our sticks, a drop cover for our xylophone, and a quad tom case for marching band instead of taping packing blankets around the instruments and hoping for the best.
These cases will show my students the true value of their instruments as well as illustrating the need for them to take ownership of their own equipment.
Without demonstrating the import of maintenance, students may regard our equipment carelessly and think along the lines of, "Well, no one else is bothering. This doesn't even have a case! Why should I care if it gets dinged up?"
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