Clarkston school awarded $10,000 in instruments | Arts & Culture
From the Clarkston School District:
Grantham Elementary School in Clarkston will soon receive several musical instruments, thanks to The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.
With many music programs across the country losing vital funding, the foundation helps underserved schools that don't have adequate funds to purchase or repair their instruments.
An application for support was submitted by Grantham Elementary, and the foundation found their program to be a worthwhile investment, allowing more students to be able to play and experience the benefits of music education.
"Learning music in school is a way to engage kids and give them something that makes them better students and better people," said Felice Mancini, President & CEO of The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. "They deserve every tool available to help them receive a quality education, and we want to ensure that music is in that toolbox."
Grantham will receive the following donations thanks to the foundation: $300 toward the repair of musical instruments; 2 flutes; 7 clarinets; 6 trumpets; and 1 snare drum. The total retail value of this donation is $10,500.