The Two River Band prides itself on being a program of equal access for all.
We need your help to provide that access.
Our goal is to continue to raise enough money to help EACH and EVERY ONE of our students pay for private music lessons with professional musicians -- including the students whose families could typically not afford to pay for private lessons; appropriately called the Equity Program .
Our approach -- to offer private music lessons to every student -- is unique and important.
These private lessons, which take place at school during the school day, helps the students become more confident in the music program. Research shows that there are many benefits to music education. Our band program is not just a class or an activity, it is a community where the kids can grow and learn.
The band is seeing great success because of the Equity Program. Below are some of the program's direct accomplishments.
At our school, 40 percent of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. While our scholarship program serves students on free and reduced lunch, it also is there to help families who need some financial support to pay for music lessons for their students.
Here is what one student wrote about the gift of private lessons:
"Thank you so much for giving me this scholarship. It is such an honor and I am so grateful. I will make sure to try my best at the lessons. I know the lesson teachers are amazing and again I am so grateful. I know the four years that I will be in band will change and shape my life for the better. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity."
What does it cost to provide private music lessons?
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We are proud of our concert bands, jazz bands, jazz combo, winter drumline, winter guard, pep band, and State Champion Parade Marching Band (2018, 2019).
We are grateful for invested students, parents, community and staff. Thousands of volunteer hours are invested in from students, parents, and friends of the program.
Thank you for your interest and support of the Henry Sibley Band Program! Your donation will make a difference in the life of a child musician!