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Whitney Point is ready to rock!
Back in October, TRA music teacher, Kris Gilbert attended a free workshop presented by Little Kids Rock (LKR) at Ithaca College. Because she attended this workshop, she was able to become a Little Kids Rock teacher. LKR is a nonprofit organization that partners with corporations, dedicated to getting instruments in the hands of students in underserved populations. While they primarily serve urban districts, Whitney Point was able to check off most of the requirements to receive donated modern band instruments.
Little Kids Rock has generously donated all of the instruments on Gilbert's wish list, and we received the last shipment this past Friday. It is certainly very exciting for our students! Before they leave the TRA, every student will be receiving instruction on modern band instruments.

In all, we received:

11 Full Size guitars, bags and accessories
4 3/4 Size guitars, bags and accessories
2 electric guitars, bags, amps and accessories
1 electric bass, bag, amp and accessories
1 drum set, stick bag, sticks and throne
2 Keyboards with stands
4 guitar racks

This combined with the generous purchase of a classroom set of ukuleles by the district, is going to create a dynamic, hands-on experience for all students in grades 6-8! Congrats!


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