Grant benefits Mineola musicians

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Mr. Toomey is pictured leading them in a practice drill to break in the new equipment. (Photo courtesy of Mineola Union Free School District)

Christopher Toomey, band director at Mineola High School, was awarded a $500 Funding Your Ideas Teacher Grant through Jovia Financial Credit Union.

The grant was used to purchase advanced mouthpieces, ligatures, and reeds for members of the eighth-grade band. This is Mr. Toomey’s fourth year receiving this grant to benefit the students of Mineola. Eighth-grade clarinet, saxophone, and tuba players received their new equipment on Feb. 13.

Submitted by the Mineola Union Free School District

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