Keeping The Blues Alive

KTBA Supports Band Program in Wyoming!

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Students Receive Music Stands and Reeds!

CASPER, WY – Thanks to your donations, students at Centennial Junior High School will receive new music stands and reeds!

“We sounded amazing” exclaimed one of my students after finishing a performance at a festival. Seeing the joy and accomplishment of students when they make beautiful music individually and as an ensemble is thrilling as a teacher!” Mrs. Hanson exclaims.

“Our school serves students in grades 6-8 and we provide a safe, positive and invigorating environment that focuses on creative, exciting, and out of the box learning activities for our students.”

Students at Centennial Junior High School are hard working, musically talented, kind and caring individuals, but they often lack the resources to continue their passion for music.

“Our goal is to make sure that students are equipped and empowered to follow their dreams and to be young men and women of character as they progress into high school and the work place. Music is a place that teaches lifelong skills and learning. In a culture where instant gratification is valued, the value of music not only encourages students to see beauty, but it shows them the results of perseverance and dedication and that the effort you put into something is worth it.

So what could KTBA do to ensure these students have a bright future? Equip them with the musical tools they need to take their music education to the next level!

“Many students don’t have the resources to purchase new reeds and often go for weeks trying to make a quality sound on their instrument with poor reeds. We also have many music stands that are outdated and won’t hold our music, books, or binders anymore,” Mrs. Hanson explains.

“These supplies will allow our students to make music consistently day in and day out.”

Thanks to Joe Bonamassa fans and music lovers like YOU, these students will receive a shipment of new woodwind reeds and new music stands to hold their music during performances!  This confidence boost is felt by all the people involved – including faculty, students and even their parents!

“Instead of being worried about not playing their instrument and if they will be left behind, they can continue to move ahead and grow with their classmates. They can also help keep their instruments in good repair with equipment like slide grease and valve oil, which will help them as they grow as a musician and with their technique.”

Mrs. Hanson attempts to express her gratitude, ;)

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.,

I do not have the words to express my gratitude for your support for our project. We try to offer as many opportunities to our students as we can, and your support makes it possible for us to continue to do this. The supplies that you are providing for my students will allow us to teach students how to play their instrument for the first time! My students will do their best to write/draw “thank you” notes! I appreciate your interest and support so much.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Hanson

Every week, KTBA makes a donation to a school in need of music instruments, sheet music, supplies and more!

To help us with next week’s project, click here to make a donation!




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