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April 22, 2003

Budget cuts are hurting Worth County's Middle School band.

Director Craig Bean says his budget is smaller than it was when he started there 11 years ago, but the cost of instruments has gone up. Many of the larger instruments are too expensive for students to buy, and instruments provided by the school usually do not last more than a decade.

"Lot of our instruments are older than that, but instruments students played two or three years are sitting in the closet, and we could still get a lot of life out of those instruments," Bean said.

 The band is asking you to donate any instrument you are no longer using to the school. Donations are tax-deductible.

posted at 5:25 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com