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Gift from Charlotte Symphony, CMS makes popular school music programs free again

Nov 23, 2021

By Jonathan Limehouse, The Charlotte Observer -- 

A joint donation from the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will waive all fees for students who want to participate in the All-County Honors Orchestra and Band.

The donation aims to remove financial barriers preventing students from joining the popular honors instrumental programs, which include two middle school orchestras, one high school orchestra, and one middle school band -- made up of students throughout the Mecklenburg County.

"Encouraging and creating opportunities for the next generation of musicians and music-lovers is a huge part of the Charlotte Symphony's mission," symphony president and CEO David Fisk said. "Financial status should never be a barrier for students to experience these vitally important music programs."

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