Toot sweet: a fundraiser to replace aging recorders
- Published: October 10, 2013
Anyone who’s ever been bitten by a young child should not envy the current crop of Mills Lawn School recorders, the small wind instruments that children in Jo Frannye Reichert’s music class learn to play. These die-hard devices are dying, and it’s never more evident than when an entire class is attempting to play the same note.
Fortunately, the Mills Lawn School PTO came up with an idea that would help offset some of the cost of replacing the instruments: let the budding musicians and actors perform for cash on the street — also known as “busking” — albeit in the secure confines of the MLS PTO Street Fair booth on the eastern corner of Dayton and Corry Streets.
The pick-up group of performers (and a few of their parents as side men and women) promise to deliver everything from comedy to classical to folk and pop. In the end, there can be no sweeter music than the sound of kids playing for pay to play in tune.
Below is a video of some of the buskers performing “Wagon Wheel” at Friends Music Camp this summer: