The Sentinel-Record

Symphony Guild announces annual mini-grants for schools

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The Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild recently distribute­d its annual grants to area schools for music education programs.

“The Guild is a firm believer that music plays an important role in children’s developmen­t and, as such, annually distribute­s $10,000 to area schools for music education,” a news release said.

Jim Piersol of the Music Education Committee communicat­es with local music educators for needs. Other members of the committee are Donna Toney, Jim Kelly, Hal Thompson, summer music camps, Terry Lee, college scholarshi­p, and Martha Smither, children’s c oncert.

The grant awards were as follows:

• Lakeside Middle School — Assistance for piano lab costs.

• Mountain Pine Schools — Funds for instrument repair and purchase of equipment.

• Mountain Pine Elementary — Assistance to start a ukulele program.

• Jessievill­e Elementary — Purchase of ukuleles.

• Lake Hamilton Elementary — Funds for sub-contra bass bars.

• Lake Hamilton Primary — Purchase of classroom rhythm instrument­s.

• Oaklawn Stem Magnet — Funds for Sound Shapes Percussion Kit and other instrument­s.

• Lake Hamilton Middle School

— Purchase of Digimet Metronome.

• Lake Hamilton Middle School — Classroom instrument­s, drums, xylophones, rhythm sticks and mini keyboards.

“Please consider becoming a Guild member and help us

achieve our mission to support music education,” the release said.

Annual membership is $20 per person, and $10 of each membership is directed toward the Guild’s educationa­l programs.

Visit http://www.symphonygu­ild.org for more informatio­n. “We welcome new members at any time during the year. If you have an email address, you may join online on our website,” the release said.

 ?? Submitted photo ?? ■ The piano lab at Lakeside Middle School is shown. A Symphony Guild grant was given for assistance in the purchase of the equipment.
Submitted photo ■ The piano lab at Lakeside Middle School is shown. A Symphony Guild grant was given for assistance in the purchase of the equipment.

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