The Higginson and Curley have each received $30,000 worth of new musical instruments through VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Comcast, according to BPS.
In exchange for the flutes, clarinets, trombones, trumbets, saxophones, and percussion instruments, the schools agree to pay the salaries of at least one instrumental music teacher.
Amid all the budget cuts that are surely coming down the pike, this is great news for these two schools. I hope other schools are able to hang on to their instrumental music programs next year. Ideally, I would really like my son to attend a school where he can learn to play a musical instrument.
Please not the drums.