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KTBA Ignites First – Year Band Program

atlanta, ga – In any subject area, it is always important to learn fundamentals. One of the first things students learn in school is the alphabet. Without this solid foundation, students will begin to struggle to read and write.  We all learn basic material so that we can build on it, and learn the exceptions (there are always exceptions…) and as a result of diligence and persistence, you begin to master the material.

The ABC’s of music are so important to the development and success of each student as they begin their musical journey.

Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy is a single – gender comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling approximately 300 students in grades ninth through twelfth.  The school opened in the fall of 2007 and had its first graduating senior class in the spring of 2014.

This is the first year for full time band program at the school. The students are very excited to become a part of history by helping to construct an exemplary all female band program in the region.

The materials requested will help each of Mr. Burton’s students develop the correct musical reading fundamentals for instrumental band. If the students have developed the correct fundamentals the students will be able to become successful in the band program. The band method books will help each student prepare for college band scholarship audition by the end of the school year.

Mr. Buton adds, “This project will help each student in the band program prepare for college band scholarships auditions in the spring. The band scholarships will help all of my students who may not be able to afford to attend a college or university.”

Thanks to your donations this week, Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation was able to fund Mr. Burton’s Music Fundamentals projects by fronting the cost of a complete orchestral set of method books for the inaugural concert season!

Now, the students will have the materials they need ensure the future success of their band program, and learning a new artform which they have never experienced before.  This is great news for Mr. Burton and his classroom because these unique schools don’t have strong budgets for new ventures.  However, thanks to the donations, the school will not have to fund the curriculum – the one thing that will allow these young women to be well-rounded students in the work field.

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation,

On behalf of myself and the students, we want to thank you with all of our heart for your generous donation. Our young ladies are looking forward to the putting the donated material to use. This donation will help the young ladies prepare for their college band scholarship auditions and give them a fighting chance at becoming productive citizens. “The most powerful thing they can be is educated.”The students will be putting your donation right to work as they prepare for some very important performances that will shape their musicianship . We can not thank you enough for what you have done for us.With gratitude,
Mr. Burton

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