The Eugene Reimer Band program has just been given $5000 for new instruments from MusiCounts. MusiCounts is a program that has donated over $10,000,000 to putting instruments in the hands of students because they too believe in the importance of music education!
"Music is a huge part of figuring out who you" are says performer Scott Helman. Brain scans show that learning a musical instrument lights up the brain in a cascade of activity that isn't replicable with any other task. For some, learning music is one of the only spaces where they can focus and achieve success.
"Music can change you so much, it can change the way you feel, and your idea of yourself, it can change your mood, and that's magic!" exclaims local performer Lights.
Out of 250 applicants, we at Eugene Reimer were identified as a promising new band, providing new opportunities for students and the community.