On Tuesday, November 19, the Johnston Rotary Club presented a check in the amount of $11,000 to the Johnston Community Schools Foundation to provide students in the Johnston Community School District the opportunity to participate in music programs.
The Johnston Community Schools Foundation is working with the Beginner Band Instrument Initiative to provide band instruments to fifth grade students who would not otherwise be able to participate in the Johnston band program. Students are allowed to use the instruments for up to three years. Forty to 60 students will benefit from this program annually across the school district.
“We are very fortunate to be in a community that supports the schools and student programs,” said Superintendent Clay Guthmiller. “Involvement in music can greatly enhance the life of a student and we thank you for making it possible for more youth to become involved in this program.”
The Johnston Rotary raised this money at their fourth annual community barbeque, which was held September 12 at the Simpson Barn.
“The Johnston Rotary is committed to supporting local organizations through our annual community barbeque event,” said Kallen. “We selected this organization through a competitive proposal process which was sent out to several local Johnston-based schools or non-profit organizations. The Johnston Community Schools Foundation’s efforts resonated with our club and we are happy to help.”
The Johnston Rotary would like to thank the many sponsors of the Beginner Band Instrument Initiative as well as the community barbeque attendees who graciously attended the event in September.