The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation recently donated $12,000 worth of musical instruments to Boise, Idaho’s Whitney Elementary School. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation recently donated $12,000 worth of musical instruments to Boise, Idaho’s Whitney Elementary School. The school received a total of 14 new instruments, including cellos, violins, saxophones, and trumpets. The Foundation, started in 1996 by Michael Kamen (the composer of the film Mr. Holland’s Opus), operates under a commitment to donate both new and refurbished instruments to school music programs that lack the resources to keep up with equipment loss due to attrition, depreciation and wear over time, and to accommodate students on waiting lists or who have to share instruments.

Full story at the Idaho Press Tribune.


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