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Music Charities Threaten to Withdraw from Buffalo Schools Due to Program Cuts

Mike Lawson • News • July 11, 2013

The Buffalo News reported this week that if Buffalo Public Schools officials go through with a plan to eliminate band and orchestra programs from their 14 city schools this year, many national music foundations tasked with providing free instruments and support to these schools have pledged to end their donations. The Buffalo News reported this week that if Buffalo Public Schools officials go through with a plan to eliminate band and orchestra programs from their 14 city schools this year, many national music foundations tasked with providing free instruments and support to these schools have pledged to end their donations.  Many have even threatened to force schools to return all donated instruments.

A representative from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundations, Tricia Steel, said: “We’ve already contacted our five awarded schools. If their program is eliminated, then our instruments need to be returned to us.”

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