WJHSD donates instruments to assist Duquesne City SD

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Seniors from Thomas Jefferson HS Marching Band delivered the instruments to Duquesne City SD seventh grade students

The West Jefferson Hills School District donated a variety of musical instruments to student musicians in the Duquesne City School District. The instruments were donated by the Thomas Jefferson (TJ) High School Marching Band.

Several senior members of the TJ Band helped deliver the instruments to Duquesne City seventh grade students. Duquesne City has students who are pre-K through seventh grade and is restarting its middle school music program. Eighth grade students will be returning to Duquesne City in the fall.

Thirteen different musical instruments were donated, including one or two of the following instruments:

Yamaha Marching Bass Drum w/harness and case
Yamaha Quad Drums w/harness and case
Yamaha Snare Drums w/harnesses and cases
Yamaha Flute
DeFord Flute
Armstrong Clarinet
Vito Clarinet
Conn Sousaphone
Conn Baritone
King Baritone
King Bb Flugelbones (marching trombone)
King Concert Tuba
King Trumpet

“On behalf of Duquesne, I want to thank the West Jefferson Hills School District for their generous donation of instruments to the students of Duquesne City,” said Dr. Sue A. Mariani, superintendent of the Duquesne City School District. “We are humbled by their generosity as we are at the beginning of rebuilding our music program. This donation will help get instruments into our students’ hands which will hopefully begin not only a love of music, but an avenue of learning that hasn’t been offered in Duquesne for more than a decade.”

“Music is important for growth and development for young people,” stated Kimberley Finnerty, president of the West Jefferson Hills Board of School Directors. “Music is an outlet for so many people and good for your overall health and well-being. I think it’s amazing to share opportunities for all students and important to engage and partner with other communities.”