Our music library loans instruments to students at Taft and Taft Elementary. In 2019, we will add 58 new instruments including 12 flutes, 12 clarinets and 12 trumpets; 10 trombones; 6 alto saxophones and 6 tenor saxophones.
Each student signs a commitment to care for the instrument checked out from the music library. Every year, the program extends the life of selected used instruments by cleaning and repairing broken parts. Instruments beyond repair are converted to "garden art."
In 2019, Students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 will add ukuleles to the variety of instruments they now learn which include xylophones, recorders and drums. When singing, students will learn to accompany themselves with ukuleles! Cost covers a classroom set.
Our music teachers recruit local experts and visiting musicians to work with students in sectionals to develop technique in voice, brass, percussion, flutes and woodwinds. Young musicians flourish with the individual attention. Costs cover stipends for 5 - 7 musicians for 10 months.
The future of music in our schools depends on the quality of future teachers who will work with our students from kindergarten through senior year. The MII Scholarship will go to a graduating senior who has been accepted into a music program and intends to include teaching music in the future.
In 2019, 1,125 students in Lincoln City Schools will learn music, play an instrument and perform in concerts for families and community members. This includes 400 students in K-2 at Oceanlake, 403 students in grades 3-5 at Taft Elementary, 158 students in 6th grade and 164 students in choir and bands at Taft 7 -12.
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