Julia Winegardner, Orchestra Director at Piedmont IB Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Samuel Booth, Choir, Orchestra and Music Ministry at Bellarmine Prep, and Music Director of Tacoma Vocal Standard, in Tacoma, Washington.
Julia won the grand prize of four (4) brand new orchestra instruments and Samuel won the grand prize of seven (7) brand new band instruments, plus music stands.
When asked what she will be doing with her new orchestra instruments, Winegardner said, “I will be donating the instruments directly to the school. I am blessed with a job and a robust program, and getting four more instruments to kids will go a long way in our urban setting school, especially with more families under financial strain since March. Again, this could not have come at a better time!”
Samuel Booth is also looking forward to receiving his band instruments for the start of the school year.