Supplies for the Perfect Sound
Everyday is music to my hears when my students get the chance to play instruments that they love. A typical day in class is learning and rehearsing music to excellence. Students get the opportunity to expand their mind and thinking, not just in music but may other academic outlets.
My students come from Eloy, a city of high poverty and high needs.
Our school is a Title 1 and receives 100% free lunch. Although, these students come from low income they are full of high appreciation. These student enjoy playing and practicing their instruments and receive great satisfaction in their accomplishments. They bring pride to themselves, their town and their families in what they have accomplished in band/mariachi.
The band supplies will be music to my students’ ears and a relief of financial burden to my students parents. It will allow my students to play instruments without worrying about where they will get the essentials such as: reeds for their woodwinds and strings for their violin. My student know and learn how to appreciate what is given to them because they have gone without basics for so long.
“Y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores me gustan a mi…” These are just a few of the words that my student play and sing in the only Jr.
High multicultural mariachi group in our county. In this group students learn that music has no limits, lines or status. Students learn that if they love music it will limitlessly love them back, music will love them for who they are and continue to embrace them. Students learn that as long as you hold on to music, music will transport and change them into better people and create optimism without bounds. When our students invest in music we are allowing them to invest in a limitless future.