Anderson Children's Foundation

Instruments for a Growing Band (2017-2018)

This grant provides the funds needed to purchase new instruments for the Cielo Vista Charter School band. 97 students in the school participated in the first year, and this number has risen to almost 200 now that we are in our third year. Just this year, our upper lever Eagle Band performed in the Indio High School Band Festival for the first time. However, as a school with 82% of our students in the free and reduced lunch program, purchasing or renting an instrument (a necessary supply to join the program) can be extremely challenging for many students and their families. Buying high-quality new instruments, which will remain useful for years to come, will instill students with a greater sense of confidence and satisfaction as they play.