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Cool at School: Dobie Middle School Band gets $40,000 grant to buy new instruments

Dobie Middle School Band gets 40-thousand-dollar grant

Dobie Middle School Band will be buying some new instruments thanks to a $40,000 grant from The Mr. Holland Opus Foundation.

Aciel Padilla plays the trumpet and already has his eye on using his talent after high school, "It will probably help me get into a college I can get different scholarships if I go to different to contests or UIL, it could help me in the future," he said.

13-year-old Trinity Reese is in the percussion section, and says that aside from the fun she has, band helps her be an all-around student, "My momma is happy for me being in band. When you are in band, you have to keep your grades up so she gets on me about my grades."

Seventh grader Omar Gonzalez plays the alto sax, "I feel like I am doing something different. Sometimes when you are having a bad day, music brings you up," he said.

Randall McElven loves jazz. His instrument, the tenor sax. Band has helped him form new friendships, "Helping others if they don't know a note. If someone wants to play band I'd really recommend them to play. It's really fun," he said.

Dobie is looking having a massive campaign to be able to buy more instruments. If you'd like to help, click here.

Or if you have an old instrument you no longer use, you can contact the middle school at: (512) 414-3270 and ask for Mr. De Leon

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