Band Program Receives Generous Donation
The Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus's band program just got a nice boost.
A $2,000 donation was presented to Band Director Eric Rahn by Vicki Leuck of Q93.3 FM Radio.
"It is wonderful to receive this money in support of our music program, as all studies show how important learning music is to young people," said Rahn.
This is not the first time the radio station has made a donation like this. Last year the money was used to expand the band program’s music library.
This year the band program plans to use the money to purchase used larger instruments, auxiliary percussion and more music.
“Q93.3 has been a staunch supporter of the music program. We are very appreciative of this partnership,” said Superintendent Barron.
The funds come from contributions to Canadian Content Development (CCD) made by broadcasters to initiatives that aid in the development and promotion of Canadian musical and spoken word content for broadcast. There are many approved CCD initiatives including support of local youth orchestras for vocal, instrumental training , purchase of musical instruments or costs of concert performances.