I am so very fortunate to be a teacher of thirty four absolutely unique high school students. We smile together, laugh together, and most importantly, make music together.
They have an amazing way of conveying their personalities through the music they make as an orchestra.
It makes learning music easier and more enjoyable.
When Hurricane Harvey hit last August recovery was unthinkable at first. My students feared for their instruments, equipment and rehearsal space. However, they didn't let the hurricane deter their spirits, and as soon as we could we jumped right back into the music. Their perseverance is what led me to label them as Warriors of Harvey!
We live in what is known as the Coastal Bend region of Texas, an area that is familiar with extreme weather caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. More than a year has passed since Hurricane Harvey hit and this region is still in a recovery state. Thankfully my classroom was saved from any devastating damage when it passed through Victoria; however, our instruments and equipment suffered from the aftermath of it all!
Power outages, humidity, and water in the building has warped our bows and bridges, turned most of our strings to rot and damaged our warm-up books.
Help me give my students new supplies and equipment like strings, bows, and books. If we were to get help funding for these necessities my students would be able to make quality sounds again on their instruments and won't have to share books/folders anymore.
As an orchestra that does not have their own room (we play in a shared space with the band), we make do with what we have most of the time. But after the depletion of our supplies, we are too nervous to tighten/loosen a bow or turn a peg on an instrument for fear of something breaking or popping and us not having a backup. If the materials below were funded for us it would relieve this sense of anxiety and let us go back to just focusing on what matters most to us: music.
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