String Bass: Expanding Access in Fourth Grade
This grant will expand access of the string bass to the fourth graders as the size of the instrument is a barrier for younger students and the music program subsequently lacks these musicians in orchestra and jazz band. Most families are unable to transport the instrument to and from school by car. This grant will purchase four 1/8-size double bass instruments, which will stay at the schools. This will provide an opportunity for 3-5 students to take bass each year. Grant will also allow for a professional bassist to provide expertise and support.
Haynes, Loring, Nixon, Noyes