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Pretty Prairie band program gifted digital piano ahead of year's final concert

Published: Apr. 26, 2019 at 6:06 PM CDT
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As the Pretty Prairie school district continues to clean up and recover from

community support and

have helped to spur that effort.

Friday, the band program received a big donation in time for its end-of-year concert next Friday (May 3).

Senseny Music partnered with Yamaha to donate a brand new digital piano, priced at $6,200.

Senseny Music CEO Lori Supine says band students in Pretty Prairie lost the use of at least one digital piano from the vandalism.

"So this is a great way to give them something they can use very day in their music programs," she says.

Pretty Prairie school district band director Evan Koch says getting a new piano "is probably one of the most important parts of the Pretty Prairie music program."

"I use the piano every day during choir practice," he says. "It's a daily instrument we use."

Pretty Prairie band student Caroline Miller says the gift from Senseny and Yamaha and the support from about 40 other high schools shines light from a dark situation.

"I think what happened to the band room was a very unfortunate incident, but it was amazing to me to see all the good that came out of that," she says.

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