My music students have so much fun and feel so proud when they perform songs.
Our Title I school is changing from a K-6 school to have only grades 3-5 next year.
We only own 30 recorders, which is not enough for our current 110 students in grades 3-5 to play recorder regularly. Next year we will have over 300 students in grades 3-5. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. For many of these students, elementary music class will be their only music education. Finances and time constraints do not afford many the opportunity for band, orchestra, or outside music lessons.
Music stimulates higher level thinking. When students play an instrument, their brains are actively involved on many levels. Playing an instrument can help achievement across subject areas and help create well-educated, confident adults.
Your donation will fund a set of 100 soprano recorders. This will be enough for each class to play recorder on a regular basis. Students will have fun while improving music literacy and musicianship skills.
Recorders are relatively simple, yet have the feel of a real instrument.
This motivates students to work hard and play musically. Nothing stops an eager student from doing their best!
Playing an instrument is a unique experience that students will take pride in and remember for years to come. Students who play instruments become adults who value beauty and the hard work needed to create it.
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