Music Grant

Music Program Receives Grant
Posted on 01/04/2020

Music Teacher Jack Chesebro received a grant to help enhance the school’s music program by purchasing additional instructional materials.

The $150 grant from Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society, is the first award the MOBOCES music program has received since it was launched in 2016.

The grant money will help purchase method books for instrumental lessons, sheet music and other material to expand the music literature available to Chesebro’s students. He currently offers both general music classes and lessons on the piano, guitar, recorder and percussion instruments. This year, two of Chesebro’s students performed piano solos at a program-wide holiday breakfast before the December break.

MOBOCES began offering music in its Alternative and Special Education on-campus programs as an additional avenue for students to explore creativity and the arts, to develop valuable social-emotional and life skills, and to form relationships with others who have similar musical interests.