Thanks to you – our members – for spreading the work, Area 9 has loaned both of the three-octave sets of handchimes to educational organizations for the 2015-2016 school year!

Susan LaPointe, an experienced Texas-educator, has received one set of chimes for her program at I.M. Terrell Elementary School, a title one inner city school Ft. Worth, Texas.

Lani Garner of Oklahoma has received a set to use in the El Sistema music program for at-risk students in downtown Oklahoma City. This organization has branches in South America and several cities in the United States.

Both of these educators feel that the handchimes will offer new musical experiences to their students who, in many cases, have limited opportunities for experience with musical ensembles.

We look forward to hearing reports from these two programs and following their progress!