In response to preventing the spread of germs through shared musical equipment, FMI music teacher Amanda Freese requested Marion Foundation Grant funding for My Music Packs. Every student at FMI received a personal music kit that included drum sticks, a shaker egg, and scarf. Which then allows students to explore music without sharing equipment. This project creates safe music making experiences while reducing the time and cost of sanitizing common equipment.
In her final grant report Amanda noted, “Seeing the students excited to use the instruments and how that increased their level of engagement was priceless.”
The Marion Foundation’s grant program provides teachers an opportunity to receive funding for projects that benefit students in the Marion Independent School District. Grants are made possible because of generous contributions the Foundation receives throughout the year from both businesses and individuals as well as a number of educational funds that are invested with the Foundation for long-term benefit.