|FOX 17 INFORMER|
Organization Helping Students Get Instruments
Students at Capitol View Elementary wanting to play an instrument face financial challenges other students don’t.
Last year 4th and 5th graders in the orchestra and band were forced to share instruments because not everyone could afford to rent or buy one.
“Children in other areas have the opportunity. Sometimes the families have instruments or it`s not an issue for them to be able to locate one, purchase one, or rent one but it is difficult for our families. They should have all the advantages during elementary school that other students have,” says Capitol View Elementary Principal Marsha Kerper.
The school has several older instruments they loan out to students, but they’re running out.
“We got some instruments here and then we realized the demand was pretty high and where could I find some more instruments,” says Capitol View Elementary Band Instructor Scott Davis.
Luckily, the Greater East Side Development stepped up to help.
“This year our big community project is raising $10,000 for instruments for the students at Capitol View,” says Melissa Burkheimer with Greater East Side Development.
Burkheimer says the organization has already raised $1,000 that will go towards purchasing some new violins. Two trombones and a clarinet have already been donated.
If you have an instrument you’d like to donate, you can drop it off at Capitol View Elementary School at 320 E. 16th Street Des Moines, IA.
Or you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Greater East Side Development, P.O. Box 17272, Des Moines, IA 50317.
FOX NEWS (from foxnews.com)
|Northeast Pa. schools reopen after Eric Frein sightings|
|Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren't harboring Eric Frein, the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of a state police barracks.|
|Inspector: Involving Secret Service agents in employee's personal dispute was 'serious lapse'|
|A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.|
|Autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range gunshot wound to the hand, experts tell newspaper|
|Two experts say Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer.|
|Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher|
|A part-time snowplow driver was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killed her.|