Tooting Those Trumpets

Amplifying musical miracles through volunteerism

Many things in life will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. As part of a celebration of Colin Powell's tenure as head of America's Promise, fifth- and sixth-graders at New York City's P.S. 58 serenaded him with America the Beautiful. The instruments they were tooting, plucking and tapping had been donated by an America's Promise partner, Save the Music. I'd never seen the general gulp so hard, and it wasn't because the kids played well--a more off-key version rendered with greater intensity would be hard to imagine. It's that they played at all. With public schools...

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