In Keystone Heights Elementary, Students Are Making Music at School $1,000 Grant Will Give Boost to Clay County Program
Sponholtz, Anne, The Florida Times Union
Having fun for Tysee Williams is playing her clarinet. Tysee is one of 61 Keystone Heights Elementary School fifth-grade band members. In fact, the school is the only elementary school in the county with a band.
"I think it's just fun. I just like it. I have no idea why, it's just fun doing," Tysee says of her participation in the band program, which also includes 36 students in the sixth grade.
The band program, under the direction of Ramona Peronto, began 11 years ago. She said that until the program received a grant recently, it operated by "floating on air."
But thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Jacksonville Symphony Association and $500 from the Clay …
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Publication information: Article title: In Keystone Heights Elementary, Students Are Making Music at School $1,000 Grant Will Give Boost to Clay County Program. Contributors: Sponholtz, Anne - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: December 16, 2000. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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