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KTBA Donates Guitars to Elementary Music Program

Garden Valley, ID – Thanks to your donations, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation donated a classroom set of 3/4-sized guitars to the 5th grade classroom at Garden Valley Elementary!

“We are a rural school with approximately 220 students K-12, Mrs. Hughes states. “The music program was reinstated in 2014 thanks to community support and has been absolutely thriving!”

Elementary students sing, compose, and play instruments in the classroom, and perform multiple times each year. Secondary students participate in performing ensembles and have the opportunity to earn dual/college credit in music.

“The music program is a vital part of our school and community. We make music every day and plan to keep at it for life!” Mrs. Hughes adds.

The mission is to give students the skills that will let them make music for life. In order to accomplish this, every student will receive instruction in reading music, singing, and guitar. Students in grades K-3 experiment with classoom insruments during regular instruction. 4th graders learn to read sheet music and play recorders. And in 5th grade the students begin formal guitar instruction. These young hands needed appropriately sized guitars with gentle strings.

Thanks to the support of Joe Bonamassa fans and music lovers like YOU, KTBA donated a classroom set of acoustic guitars to the Garden Valley School.

Mrs. Hughes expresses her gratitude:

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.,

OH MY GOODNESS!! I wish your foundation could have seen my reaction when I realized our project was being funded. I get to see a lot of the positive effects that music has on our students and community members. It is amazing, though, to have this kind of support from an organization that believes in the importance of music. What it feels like right now is that people out there believe in us and that our music matters. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

With gratitude,
Mrs. Hughes

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