The value of the arts in education is something that the Parkland School District takes very seriously.
The district feels that every child deserves the chance to play a musical instrument. Studies have
shown that it makes kids smarter, improves the quality of their education, and helps to teach them the
skills necessary for success later in life.
In times when instrumental music programs are shrinking and being threatened due to budget
constraints, the program at Parkland is thriving. Students are enjoying the positive educational benefits
of playing in the band and orchestra. Participation is at an all time high and the programs continue to
grow exponentially each year.
This unprecedented success also has its challenges. Acquiring instruments for eleven schools during
these tough economic times is difficult. Not all students can afford to rent or buy an instrument and our
inventory in the district is quickly shrinking with additional participation. Help keep music alive for
everyone in our schools and consider donating an instrument for our students!
Perhaps you have a saxophone or trumpet in your attic that hasn’t been used in awhile. Maybe you
know someone who has a violin gathering dust. If you have an instrument that we could put to use,
please click on the Parkland Instrument Donation link and fill out the required information to schedule a drop off of the instrument.
A school district representative will send you a thank you letter documenting your donation and you will
be giving the gift of music to a deserving student. Playing in the band or orchestra may have shaped
who you are today. Please help us allow our students to have that same experience.
The Parkland School District Music Department