Shelving Needed to Store and Protect Our Band Instruments!
My students need two shelving units to store and protect their valuable band instruments.
Our new music program is off to an incredible start, but we have nowhere to store our donated instruments!
Minnesota has one of the worst achievement gaps in the country, and of free or reduced price lunch students.
Only 25% of Hispanic Minneapolis students graduate from high school. I work at a public charter school proving that all children are capable of success, regardless of zip code, race, or other factors. 95% of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, and 99% of our students are students of color. 100% of our students are on the path to and through college.
We are starting a band program at our school to empower our students and enrich their lives with music. Every student in our school receives music instruction, and our older students can choose to be in our Friday drumline and after school mariachi club. In addition to the instruments used for those courses, we have acquired band instruments from our ongoing instrument drive. The problem is that we don't have have anywhere to put our new, prized instruments! They're currently spread around the building in closets and on free tables. As we grow into a robust band program, I will be working on teaching my students to properly care for the equipment, and having a storage solution for our band instruments is one of the first steps!
Traditional built-in instrument storage costs tens of thousands of dollars that we can't afford, and we would like to use the two requested heavy-duty storage units in their place.
Our community has been generous in donating used instruments, and we want to show our appreciation by properly caring for what they've given us.
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