Thanks to the many supporters of music education in our area, our El Portal Elementary School Band program has just kicked off its December to June "season." Under the leadership and tutelage of Tina Tiner, 10 students are now receiving music instruction every Friday afternoon. Seven of these students are playing & practicing using YMBF instruments, provided by generous donors and supporters.
Local families are now being treated to lovely holiday honking in their homes... As they only have band class once-a-week, regular practice is essential. I now know personally how impressive and "large" the saxophone can sound in a small living room!
Our seven donated instruments were nicely repaired and refurbished at Gottschalk's Music Center of Clovis and Merced. Andrea, Mark D., and SunJohn were kind enough to drive down to the shops to make deliveries & purchases. The YMBF also bought accessories, reeds, & cleaning kits so that all students will start with the necessary equipment to play and maintain their instruments properly.
I think we're off to a great start! THANK YOU everyone for supporting our music program!