City of York Music Department School District Seeking Community Aid for Musical Instruments
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – The City of York School District Music Department is asking the community for help with musical instrument donations.
Educators say that with an influx of students who have joined the music program, instruments are needed and community support can really help.
âAny instrument someone is willing to donate, I can assure you that you can find a good home in the hands of a student,â said Amanda Rinier, professor of instrumental music.
Rinier says more than 250 students have joined the music program. Educators say they are doing their best to meet the needs of students.
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“We kind of meet with them to discuss their best options. When we recruit, we ask them what their first and second choice is so that some of our students actually find that their second choice might work better for them,” said Rinier.
Music teachers say popular instruments like violin, saxophone, and flute are fast. Teachers say it wasn’t too much of a concern last year because of virtual education.
Now they are starting a community repository collection so students can have a variety of choices for what they want to play and prepare for upcoming concerts.
It can take a long time to repair an instrument for over four to eight weeks and we want to make sure we now put the instruments in the hands of our students so they can get started on time, âRinier mentioned.