Free afterschool orchestra program is launched in Trenton

Posted on: November 19, 2015

“Trenton children beginning music study will have their own instruments to take home for practicing, and neglected instruments will find a whole new life,” writes Rich Cuccagna in Wednesday’s (11/18) Times of Trenton (NJ). From November 30 to December 4, Princeton University and classical radio station WWFM are asking community members to drop off unused musical instruments at the university’s Office of Public Affairs. The instruments will be donated to children at the new Trenton Community Music School. “In addition, on December 1, when non-profits and their supporters nationwide are celebrating Giving Tuesday, WWFM will welcome instrument donors at the station [on the campus of Mercer County Community College], where they can enjoy holiday treats and greet the on-air staff. Trenton Community Music School is in the start-up phase of an afterschool orchestra, in partnership with the Trenton Public Schools. Modeled on the acclaimed El Sistema youth orchestras founded in Venezuela, El Sistema–Trenton is made available to Trenton children at no charge, but with tremendous engagement and time commitment from the children and their families.”

Posted November 19, 2015