With cuts to the Manatee County School budgets, your donation is needed now more than ever. There's now a growing body of work that suggests that learning to play an instrument has impacts on other abilities. These include speech perception, multi tasking, ability to understand emotions, and spatial reasoning. Additionally marching band develops physical coordination and fitness as well. Year after year, the students in this music program are among the top 5% of graduates fo Lakewood Ranch High School. Your contribution can help keep this program operating at the high standards that have been set in previous years and move our students to the next level of excellance.