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Stoughton Area
Community Foundation

Stoughton, WI 53589
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Stoughton Area School District

320 North St
Stoughton, WI 53589

Phone: 608-877-5588
Contact Name: Lee Wagner
Music Teacher
Organization Profile
Grants Info
River Bluff Music Department Support - 2015 Amount Funded: $2,000.00
We have seen an increase in need for helping students pay their instrument rental fees and pay for instrument upkeep and repairs. Students families seem to be struggling more financially and are sometimes unable to pay for their student to participate in music education. We never want to turn a student away, and so we encourage all students to participate regardless of ability to pay. This decision by our music department has lead to wonderful student outcomes and participation by students from all walks of life. However, it has also stretched our budget very thin. There are currently needs for $700 for band instrument repairs and maintenance, and $500 for orchestra instrument repairs and maintenance. We would have more instruments available to students with these repairs and rental fees covered by this grant.
Students from each grade level are invited to try band, choir, or orchestra as a way to learn about, and gain a further appreciation for, music. We encourage all students to participate, regardless of financial ability. With this grant, we hope to repair and maintain rental instruments for students whose families are unable to help with these costs. We also hope to provide all students with a rental instrument of their choice.