Tonic.com is reporting that Josh will help launch Bing's Our School Needs competition by donating instruments to Marie Curie Middle School. The Bayside, N.Y.-located Title 1 school has more than 50 percent of its students qualifying for free lunches.
Most of the students in the school's band can't afford to purchase instruments, so the band teacher, Ms. Schecter, relies on having her students share instruments, many of which are 20-30 years old. It is not uncommon for up to four of her students to share one flute. To help raise awareness for the need to support our schools, Groban will donate a variety of new instruments on behalf of Bing to Schecter's students.
“I am so excited to be a part of Bing’s Our School Needs campaign,” Groban said. “Schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts and the arts programs are usually the first to go. I am honored to have the opportunity to help provide new instruments to the Marie Curie Middle School band to help Ms. Schecter continue to make a difference in her student’s lives through music education.
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I really love reading about Josh 'giving back'.