Practicing Music to Raise Funds for Food Bank


The Middle Country Central School District’s North Coleman Road Elementary School recently raised $828.52 to support the local food bank Long Island Cares, Inc. as part of its participation in the Harry Chapin Practice-A-Thon. The month long charitable event encouraged students to practice and improve upon their musical talents, while also empowering the students to make a meaningful impact in their community. Participating students documented their daily musical practice—for band, orchestra or chorus—and recruited sponsors to pledge a certain amount per minute each individual student practiced.


All proceeds will go directly to Long Island Cares to provide resources that will benefit the hungry and food insecure on Long Island. The District continues to develop partnerships with local organizations that work to benefit those in need as part of its ongoing mission to organize opportunities for students to learn about the importance of community involvement.


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