Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Edge sends message, instruments to Warren Lincoln school

WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - A member of one of most famous bands in the world delivers a personal message to some local music students.

U2's "The Edge" made an appearance at Lincoln Middle School, via video link. 

He's co-founder of the charity "Music Rising" a foundation which donated instruments to help save the middle school's music education program.

Every student gets a chance to play an instrument, even if their families can't afford it. 

The Lincoln middle school music program now has 170 students - and growing. 

"If I know that band is something that they are ignited and passionate for, and that's getting them in the door for school," said Tom Torrento, music director. "If it allows all the other teachers to have a successful experience in their room and makes the school environment warmer, the more band kids we have, the better Lincoln Middle School will be."


No comments: