Many thanks to Music Drives Us for awarding the BPQ a $10,000 grant for our residency at the Chittick Elementary. This funding so far has allowed us to add a cello teacher, purchase instruments, and provide “Messy Music” (music and art) presentations at the school.
Check out the great pictures of our Chittick students from Ernie Boch Jr.’s site visit to the Boston Public Quartet residency in May 09!
You will see images of our Kindergarten Music, Movement and Instrument readiness class participating in an Improv Circle led by Nina Vansuch. You will also see our Fourth Grade strings class getting ready for a “Sound Machine” (Improv Circle) on their brand new instruments!
In 09-10 all of these students are continuing in our program, creating a 100% retention rate. We have 12 fifth graders, and 15 first graders enrolled in string instrument lessons! We are also beginning the year with a waiting list of 150. Click below to find out how you can help our programming reach more Chittick students!
Click Here to visit Network for Good and make a tax-deductible on-line donation through our Fiscal Agent, Community Arts Advocates, Inc