Save the Kenny Band
Organized by: Lisa Guyott
Research shows that music can help children excel in ways beyond the basics. It aids in language development, mathematical skills and even reading. Studies have linked music to higher IQs, higher test scores and improved spatial-temporal skills. But that's beside the point...music just plain rocks. Kenny Elementary School in Southeast Minneapolis lost the funding it needs to maintain school band for 2015-16 as part of broader cuts to the school's budget:$115,000 in all. We need to raise $18,000 to maintain one day of band practice per week for about 50 kids, but think what we could do with more!