When twelve year old Erica Mineo stopped by the Music Mobile display at Music Promenade, we could hear how our program touches lives. She first tuned all seven of our violins, and then played a Bach Concerto! Better yet, she remembered one of our Music Mobile sessions when she attended in third grade.
We do change lives through our youth programs, and we kick off our 2012 season in March with renewed focus. You’ll see us at schools around the South Bay in the iconic van we donated to the Phil in 2005. This year we have expanded our reach to five new schools, and enlisted our men to join the fun.
Our reward is the warm glow we get from reading letters from the kids. A cherished favorite is one that critiqued a docent’s earnest effort to play an instrument with “at least you tried.”