"The drums gave us the ability this year to begin developing and implementing a drumming portion to our program. They also became very vital in developing a more kinesthetic portion to our techniques for the younger age groups, which we are now serving. The joy and expression that has come from this younger population while playing these drums cannot be expressed."
- Yasmine White, Director, Voices Together, Chapel Hill, NC
"There are a lot of family moments. My mom is like, ‘Oh, I'm so proud of my son; he plays viola.’ And she'll start hugging me, and the rest of my siblings are like, ‘Mom, please!’ I remember when my family all came over on Christmas, I played and a couple of them started crying. And the rest of them were really proud. It made me feel good."
- Student, Community MusicWorks, Providence, RI
"It has been my utmost pleasure and pride to watch a young person graduate from our band program to go on to enter college and the workplace with confidence."
- Donn Hallman, Executive Director, Orange Coast Musical Arts, Huntington Beach, CA