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By on September 3, 2016

Phil Kids Back to School
Earlier this month music teacher Jan Lightfoot welcomed her students at The Vanguard School, where students will learn to play the recorder thanks to Link Up and Philharmonic Kids. “My students have learned a pre-band instrument so much faster and better because of the Philharmonic Kids programs,” says Lightfoot. “They have learned the names of the notes, how many beats each note

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receives, how to play their instrument correctly, and read the music from the page.”

“My students have gained so much from this experience,” she continues. “Since Vanguard is a Title I school, a lot of them would never have the opportunity to even attend a Philharmonic Concert—let alone play along with one! They have learned not only the fundamentals of music, but how to be a part of something bigger than themselves.”

It’s proven that students involved in music programs have lower dropout rates, higher test scores, better problem-solving skills and more success as inventors and entrepreneurs. Due to teachers’ limited time and resources, the education programs offered by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic can make all the difference in the lives of students.

An advocate for music education, the Philharmonic is doing its part to ensure that music remains a top priority in our schools. But, we need your support to grow Philharmonic Kids and Carnegie Hall’s Link-Up program among at-risk students.

By the Numbers
Last season, 8,955 students took part in Philharmonic Kids concerts, of which 43% were from disadvantaged schools and admitted free of charge. We also provided more than 593 instruments and 2,577 workbooks to Title I schools at no cost. Additionally, volunteer docents spent 320 hours in classrooms aiding teachers with curriculum.

We can’t do it without the help of our generous donors to help fund this crucial learning program for the upcoming school year.

Won’t you give today? Click here.

Thank you for your generosity.

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