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After having received a generous donation of a baby grand piano from Boca Resident, Claire Morley, Palm Beach Symphony pays it forward by making it a gift to the music department of Glade View Elementary in Belle Glade, FL.
PALM BEACH, FL (August 17, 2016) – Palm Beach Symphony has made it their mission to engage, entertain and above all educate audiences in the South Florida community. In recent years, school budgets have experienced significant changes and were forced to make notable cuts to arts programs in several areas of South Florida including lower income communities like Belle Glade. To offset the resulting decline in musical education, musical non-profits such as the Palm Beach Symphony reach out to these struggling schools to aide in the form of instruments, concerts and teachers. With the assistance of Hamilton Piano Company, Palm Beach Symphony coordinated and paid for the pick-up, delivery, and refurbishment of the piano to playing condition.
Palm Beach Symphony is committed to donating instruments to deserving students and schools in need and receives donated instruments from the community that are in need of a “tune-up” on a regular basis. It was this need that developed their Instrument Donation and Refurbishment program and PBS is currently accepting donations through a non-profit crowd funding website, www.power2give.org to raise funds that will go directly to supporting their community service. Through this program PBS has been able to create opportunities for music education in several Palm Beach County schools.
Glade View Elementary is noted as a “Visual, Performing and Communication Arts School” and is currently under the inspired leadership of Principal Linda Edgecomb. The Piano was accepted by Principal Edgecomb, Edrick Rhodes- K-12 Arts Education Program Planner for the Palm Beach County School District, Sean Brieland- Glade View Music Teacher, and David McClymont-Executive Director of the Palm Beach Symphony.
“Music education is an important part of the survival of classical music and Palm Beach County music students are the future musicians, ticket buyers, and sponsors of our community,”states David McClymont, Executive Director, Palm Beach Symphony.
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Founded in 1974, the mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The Symphony performs in a variety of historically important venues including Bethesda-By-The-Sea, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago and The Society of the Four Arts.