Fifth-grader Rasean Torres poses with the donated cornet that enabled him to play in the band at L.B. Clarke Middle School in Two Rivers. The Band Boosters, a group comprised of band students' parents, is leading an instrument drive encouraging the public to donate unused band instruments.
The Two Rivers Band Boosters hope to give new life to old instruments with a donation drive aimed at getting used band instruments into students' hands.
The group, comprised of parents of students in high school and middle school bands, is encouraging community members to look under their beds, check their closets, and pull unused instruments out of their attics and donate them to the Two Rivers Public School District.
"It happens every once in a while: people play for a while, then the horn sits under the bed or closet for a couple years," Andy Pagel, a band instructor at Two Rivers High School, ...