At the end of last season -- in March 2015 -- we gave a significant amount of money to the music department at a local elementary school. This money has already been used to purchase instruments for the school, which are loaned to their students at no charge. These are students that can not otherwise afford to rent or purchase instruments to play. What a great gift that these students have received -- a gift made possible by our audience's generosity!
What's more: on Monday March 7th, 2016 at 10am we will play a concert at Kino Elementary school -- free of charge. In fact, we are using some of these scholarship funds to pay for busses to bring students from several local schools to hear our concert. In many cases, these are students that have never seen an orchestra before! We hope that we can inspire them in their own music making.
Finally, we intend to give another generous gift to another local school in need at the end of our season. All of these things are exciting for us! It is thrilling to be a part of something that is doing good and making a change.
Our thanks to all who have donated to make these things possible! Here's to a long and musical future to the Richey Scholarship.