Sanford Schools were awarded twenty-one instruments prior to the start of the 2019/2020 school year ensuring that every band member would have the use of an instrument this year.
Music Teacher Jamie Mortensen told the Alamosa News
I’m so excited to have these instruments to assist students that don’t have money to buy one. Having a good quality instrument is crucial for a student just starting. They will learn quicker with better habits and won’t get as discouraged.
She ends the school year saying,
We are using Zoom meetings, SI Online by Alfred, some students have passed off songs over the phone if they don’t have internet. I’ve tried to be creative with assignments and have kept those fun!
We are still using the heck out of the instruments we received from you guys!!!! Thanks so much. At least students had an instrument to go home with, thanks to your program. We will start gathering them back next week!
Sanford School District Music/Band