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CMW Students Create Album for Local Charity
As many programs learned over this past year, few aspects of our work outweigh the importance of showing up for our communities—even when that takes us away from music education. It’s even possible you’ve created, or considered creating, a special fundraising event to raise money for non-musical initiatives that your students care about. On Friday, April 16, students of Community MusicWorks’ Daily Orchestra Program found a way to merge their work with community giving, presenting a fun album of favorite animal songs to raise funds for the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (the students’ choice of beneficiary). What a strong citizenship lesson for students. The premiere included meeting pets, watching a puppet show, and learning to make balloon animals. Visit CMW’s website to learn more about Animal Songs, and watch their creation on CMW’s YouTube channel.