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Northwood gets grant for band

Posted Sunday, October 3, 2004

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Through The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, Northwood High's band program has been awarded a national grant that has enabled the band to purchase a Ross marimba.

Northwood is the first public school in North Carolina to receive one of the awards from the organization. A marimba is a large wooden percussion instrument that resembles a xylophone.

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation supports music education through the donation of new and refurbished musical instruments to school and community music programs and individual students nationwide.

The Northwood band program also has been selected by The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation as an exemplary model band program for other bands across the country that need a framework for building a program. The group's national representative will visit Northwood on Oct. 15.

 
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