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How your donations help our young musicians

Posted 3/12/24

The Fayette Music Boosters are profoundly grateful for the unwavering support of our community and the generous offerings that raised an outstanding $26,500 at our recent Soup Supper and Dessert …

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How your donations help our young musicians


The Fayette Music Boosters are profoundly grateful for the unwavering support of our community and the generous offerings that raised an outstanding $26,500 at our recent Soup Supper and Dessert Auction. Your contributions not only nourish the love of music in our young people but also create a vibrant and creative environment for them to grow. To foster transparency and deepen your understanding of the impact of your generosity, we want to share how your donations have been instrumental in advancing music education in our schools.

First, music education plays a pivotal role in the holistic development of children, starting as early as elementary school. It enhances cognitive abilities, fosters teamwork, and builds self-esteem, laying the foundation for lifelong success and well-being. Your donations resonate deeply, echoing our conviction in the essential role of music education for the comprehensive development of young minds; they make a significant and measurable difference.

This past year, we have earmarked $7,000 for new drumline equipment and an equal amount for a once-in-a-lifetime performance trip to Washington D.C., which has been a long standing and beloved tradition in Fayette. Furthermore, our efforts include purchasing a Bass Xylophone and three Alto Metallophones, 20 recorders, two Soprano & two Alto glockenspiels, and a Baritone Saxophone to expand our collection of musical instruments, fostering a richer educational experience. While we are fortunate to have the best music directors, we recognize that they can’t do everything on their own and help to support their development as well as pay for accompanists and additional assistance during band camp.   

Recognizing the importance of experiences outside the classroom, we sponsored various student activities like marching band competitions, where we served meals, hauled equipment and setup props. We also celebrated with our high school band students by holding a bonfire and dinner after competition and a pool party after a grueling week of band camp. We also helped send our choir students to see “Mamma Mia” at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and provided a meal at the historic Old Spaghetti Factory. Trips like this serve to both educate our students and incentivize their participation.  

Beyond these services and opportunities, we have also focused on inclusivity and support for all students. This is evident in our establishment of a student support fund, assisting families in need with expenses related to supplies, trips, uniforms, and instrument repairs. Moreover, our investment in our future musicians extends to over $4,000 in instrument repairs, sponsoring our end of the year music banquet complete with medals and plaques, and purchasing flags and poles for the Color Guard. All these efforts are bolstered by our dedicated parent volunteers who tirelessly organize, set up, and work at events like Uniform Night, haul equipment, and provide invaluable support during performances and competitions.

In closing, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each supporter and music parent. Your contributions do not just fund instruments or events; they cultivate a love for music that resonates through every note our students play and every step they march. Together, we are not only enhancing our music programs but also enriching the lives of our young musicians.

With deepest appreciation,

Fayette Music Boosters Board


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