The Miss Tri-Cities Organization and Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps have partnered together to help get the music programs in the Tri-Cities get the supplies they need. Miss Tri-Cities 2018, Hannah Mowry, was inspired to do this project when she visited the band room at Stevens Middle School in Pasco. Music rooms require a lot of expensive materials, such as musical instruments and sheet music. She noticed at Stevens that there weren’t enough method books to go around.
Music programs around the Tri-Cities have sent in wishlists with supplies that they need in their classroom. Community members and supporters like YOU can now donate money towards the wishlists and help fund the areas that are lacking in our music rooms! In the spirit of Music in our Schools Month, I decided that the month of March would be a great time to launch the project. The “Music Matters Program Wishlist” is one way that you can support your local students' music and arts education.
Why Donate? “The arts can increase self-discipline and motivation, contribute to a positive self-image, provide an acceptable outlet for emotions, and help to develop creative and intuitive thinking processes not always inherent in other academic disciplines.” This is a quote from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Board of Directors. Supporting the arts and music is so important for a well-rounded school culture and student body. Financially supporting this project is directly contributing to the success of arts and music education.