Band Instruments (2020-2021, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016)
The Coachella Valley High School Marching Band and Color guard has grown during the past 6 years, from 47 band students to over 160 band and color guard students. We are always looking for ways to get instruments and color guard equipment to give all of our current and incoming students the best musical experience possible. With this award we were granted, students will now be able to take beginning band and have a full choice of instruments or color guard equipment of their choice thanks to the Anderson Children's Foundation. This will let them decide what they would like to do and be part of a band that over the last 2 year have won Sweepstakes (top overall band) at the National Date Festival, 1st Place in our division at the Shadow Hill Field Tournament, and perform in The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC representing the state of California. Thank you for helping us make things possible for the youth on the East Side of the Coachella Valley.
Piano Lab (2018-2019)
I intend to purchase a piano lab for my piano class at Coachella Valley High School. This lab gives me the capability to plug all of my piano students into a central system with headphones. It will allow me to listen to each student individually, or in groups, as they practice their lessons. currently, all students play out loud at the same time, which is very distracting and noisy. This system is used all over the country in similar classes. The students have privacy in their practice sessions, and can learn much more efficiently as they can only hear themselves, unless the lesson is one for the group as a whole. This allows the students to proceed at their own pace, without fear of being heard by the rest of the class. It allows the teacher to communicate with individual students or the class as a whole.