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The Central Carrabus High School Orchestra Receives New String Bows

04-ktba-donation-news#16-instagramConcord, NC – Spring time is finally here.  For music teachers all over the country, it means spring concerts, galas, community events, indoor competitions, parent nights, senior night, graduation ceremonies, audition preparations and more!

However, for band director Mr. Miller at Central Cabarrus High School, things are little tough seeing as he is having a hard time getting his orchestra students the bows they need to perform with.

[quote align=”center” color=”#1e61b3″]“I have some of the kindest and eager students I have ever encountered. They are the first students to be involved in a new orchestra program and all of them are super excited. The school is a title I school with high poverty and mostly at-risk students, but orchestra allows all the students to come together and work towards a common goal. The excitement on their faces when they begin realize their successes is an absolute joy and I want every student to have that opportunity.”[/quote]

Thanks to the donation raised last week, Keeping the Blues Alive was able to fund three brand new violin bows and 2 viola bows for the new orchestra!

[quote align=”center” color=”#1e61b3″]Mr. Miller writes: “Thank you so much for your help in this project! This funding is an invaluable resource for my students who, cannot afford to get their own bows. Your donation will benefit many students for years to come. With these new bows, students will be able to perform to their highest ability without getting discouraged from faulty equipment. Too often students do no have the highest quality instruments to use, so their formative years of playing are trying and in some cases demoralizing. These new bows will help students experience success and keep on making music for years to come!”[/quote]

If you would like to make a donation to next week’s donation, click here!

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Thank you again for your support!

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