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KTBA Funds New Instruments for Band Program

upper marlboro, md – Thanks to your donations this week, Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation provided a new instrument grant for students at Kettering Middle School (Prince George’s County Public School District).

As with many other music programs, students are evaluated at the end of each period, term or semester.  They are called proficiencies, juries and sometimes may simply require a recital or ensemble performance.  However, for the students at Kettering Middle School, these tests are often difficult because students have not enjoyed ample experience on their instruments.  Sometimes there aren’t enough to go around to all the students.

By purchasing new instruments for these kids, more students will have the opportunity to get more practice time.  Any musician knows, there is only one way to learn an instrument; Play it.

In a week or so, the instruments will arrive to the school; They will receive two student-sized flutes, a new clarinet, supplies for their cello program, and of course, rosin.

Ms. Lee expresses her gratitude on behalf of the students and faculty:

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation,

I am so excited to get this news today! Thank you so much for investing in OUR students. It is amazing to see that there are truly supporters for Music Education!This gift will help so many young people that truly have a love for music. I have a young group of students with an insatiable appetite for music, and they are now steps closer to being completely prepared to perform with all of the essential materials. Again, thank you so much and I can’t wait to introduce these inform my students!With gratitude,
Ms. L

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