Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hurrah!!! Our School Band Rides Again!!!

Calling All Musicians! …and former Musicians!

Do you have a FLUTE, TRUMPET, CLARINET, SAXOPHONE or other Band instrument (in good condition) lying around in your closet?

If so, the Yosemite Marching Band FOUNDATION needs you! Well actually, the students of El Portal Elementary School need you…

Our local Band Program was cancelled 2 year ago due to budget cuts. After much lobbying and discussion, we are thrilled to have Tina Tiner return this year to revive this important part of our children’s music education. As you know, students usually rent their instruments from a shop in Merced, but the monthly fee is quite high… ($25-$55 depending on instrument).

The Yosemite Marching Band Foundation accepts donations of old band instruments, pays for cleaning and/or repair, and then rents them locally to our El Portal students for just $10 per month. These YMBF rental fees pay for repairs, reeds, and re-corking. Currently we have 3 clarinets, 2 flutes and a saxophone in our inventory. We’d love to get some trumpets too!!!

If you can DONATE an INSTRUMENT, please contact Paul Amstutz (founder and CEO of the YMBF). 209-379-2414 or -2741

If you’d like to make a monetary donation to the YMBF to support our students’ band program, that would also be marvelous as well! (If you bought a YMB DVD five years ago, your purchase helped create the YMBF) Check out the Sidebar on your right for more info... ---->

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