Brewer – The gift of music was handed out this afternoon.
The Gifts of Music program has been around for 5 years now, it’s goal is to ensure that music remains a vital part of a students education. Considering it to be a part of academics instead of something extra curricular.
Friday at Mark’s Music in Brewer this year’s award recipient, Mike Arell – a teacher at All Saint’s Catholic School got his prize, that in total was valued at one thousand dollars.
Arell said in times like this schools are forced to prioritize what does the most good for the most students. Budgets are tight and every little bit helps, Arell added that his students have been singing to an out of tune piano for a long time but there was no money to fix it… that’s no longer an issue thanks to this award.
For more information on this program visit www.thegiftsofmusic.org