Ever since music was axed from grades one, two and three in the last round of Alameda Unified budget cuts, parents at Bay Farm Elementary have been working hard to raise enough money—about $200,000—to fund those elementary music classes district wide.
So far Bay Farm parents and their PTA have raised a total of $10,375 (which includes the 1,210 rolls of coins pictured left) as well as cash and check donations of $7,300.
There’ll be a SAVE THE MUSIC benefit concert on May 2 at Kofman and other schools are working on fund raisers as well. Bay Farm parent of two Lorri Garrett:
It’s no use saving music for just our school if we don’t save it for the whole district. We’re unified with the district. We have a strong fund raising community at Bay Farm, and we want to save music for the district. We are motivated and together we can do it.