Each morning, my students gather in the classroom and assemble their instruments. They begin to tune their instruments by listening to the concert master's note. Once they are done tuning, they go through warm-ups and finally rehearse our pieces.
Aside from the obvious signs of the class not having the traditional chair-and-desk look, the students in my class are unlike any other.
They are enthusiastic, even on the gloomiest days, and are always filled with positive energy. They come from a low-income community with a school district that does little to financially support extra-curricular activities. However, our music department is a true exception. Our combined choir and instrumental programs have produced phenomenally talented young adults and leaders who strive to inspire countless audience members. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish them as plain high school students at first glance. Yet, little do you know how much they are empowered through the arts.
Without music sheets we wouldn't be the musicians we are today. To play music we have to print out and copy our music for all the sections in our orchestra.
Music doesn't print by itself.
We need ink for our printers to print out and copy music. As you know ink is not cheap and as a high school we don't have the funds to buy all the ink we need for our printer. Ink will be be very beneficial to our ensemble. With more ink we will be able to print our more music to play which will make us better musicians.
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