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LEAD Neely’s Bend Music Program Revamped with New Instruments

LEAD Neely’s Bend Middle School students in the Music Performance Program are getting new musical instruments thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Harry Chapin Foundation.

Chris Mudd, music teacher and band director for Neely’s Bend, said new instruments will provide more opportunities for his students to excel. 

“Their eyes light up when they get to make great music on quality instruments,” Mudd said. “When our students are provided with the opportunity to make great music, they get to share their skills with the world. It is my hope that the lessons my students learn in band will inspire them to have self-discipline, commitment, and an eagerness to be lifelong learners.”

At Neely’s Bend, music is valued as a universal language that sparks student interest and brings people together. In addition, the music program instills organization, time management, confidence, attention to detail, and pedagogical skills.

Mudd works tirelessly to further the music program. Since his arrival, Mudd has applied to dozens of grants, drafted budget plans, and successfully earned funds for the purchase of additional instruments and supplies for band students. 

“We are so grateful to the Harry Chapin Foundation for providing incredible instruments for our students,” said Mudd. “Our band will be making music for years to come thanks to their generosity.” 

The music program has some remaining items on their wishlist. Please contact Eloise Alexis at eloise.alexis@leadschoolsdev.wpenginepowered.com if you are interested in helping the music program. 

Learn more about how music unites the Neely’s Bend community here.

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