More Than A Dozen Instruments Donated To Local School - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events

More Than A Dozen Instruments Donated To Local School

Posted: Updated:

A pleasant surprise for students at Woodrow Middle School. Members of the band got their hands on $20,000 worth of new instruments.

"At first, I didn't even know what was going to happen," says 7th grader Krystal Jordan. "When he told us we got new instruments, I was glad."

It all started with a grant application submitted by music teacher Jonathan Nolan. An interview and video entry to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation led to something Mr. Nolan wasn't expecting.

"They saw what we were doing here and they think of us as a worth while investment, which I knew all along," Nolan says.

The organization donated 10 saxophones and seven flutes to the school.

"I want to give every kid an instrument and I want to give them an instrument that they want," Nolan says. "This is going to elevate the problem."

Mr. Nolan kept the good news to himself until today when he surprised the band with their new gear. The smiles on their faces lit up the room.

"This one is a lot more comfortable and I can play in louder and better," says 7th grader Autumn Sohrweid. "It makes me feel like I can do what I love to do without having to pay for it."

It was a big accomplishment for a band teacher devoted to helping his students sound their very best.

"I got the best job in town because of them," Nolan adds.

 

Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com