Banking on Musical Practice

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As part of its celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, third-grade music students at Archer were tasked with practicing their instruments while raising funds for a Long Island food bank.

Music teacher Jennifer Skelly’s recorder students participated in Practice-A-Thon, a program held by the Long Island Cares Inc. Harry Chapin Food Bank. The program encouraged them to document their daily practice on a calendar, and in turn, sponsors pledged a donation amount for each minute students played their recorders at home during the month. In addition to honing their musical skills, students learned about the importance of charity, and raised hundreds of dollars as a result of their efforts.