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14-Year-Old to the Rescue

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 6:42 am in Schools.

Larry Wang (Photo by Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group) Sweet story in the news this week about a 14-year-old trombonist, young Larry Wang, pictured, who was so appalled by his school district’s decision to cut fourth grade music programs, he started his own music program at his alma mater, Sequoia Elementary in Pleasant Hill. He enlisted the help of fellow eighth graders and the principals at both schools – and by spring, had those fourth graders ready to perform in concert.

“Of course, they have more to learn,” he says. “We all have more to learn. But it gives them a foundation.”

That’s a kid who deserves a standing ovation.

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