Band directors receive TAC grants

first_imgLatest Stories Published 9:09 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Email the author Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Band directors receive TAC grants You Might Like Hope and Help: Month celebrates advocacy efforts (PHOTO GALLERY) In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, supporters of the Pike Regional Advocacy Center release balloons, ending Tuesday’s ceremony.Messenger photos… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Contentcenter_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Rae Denison, CHMS band director, was awarded a Troy Arts Council mini-grant in support of the band program at the middle school. The award was presented by members of the TAC’s board of directors. Pictured from left, Pat Duke, TAC President Ruth Walker, Rae Denison, Betty Wagoner, Joel Williams and Lyndia Dew.Four area band directors are recipients of the 2014 Troy Arts Council grants.Pat Duke, TAC grant chair, said this year $300 grants were awarded to band directors Rae Denison, Charles Henderson Middle School; Trent Burkett, Charles Henderson High School; Amanda Ford, Pike Liberal Arts School; and Daniel Walden, Goshen High School.The TAC has been presenting these grant awards for 15 years in its ongoing efforts to promote and support the arts programs in the Troy City, Pike County and private schools.The grant awards are presented to certified teachers who make application for the grants. “These grants are what we call mini-grants and our goal is to make these small grants available to certified teachers in the visual arts and music – both choral and band –programs at our local schools,” Duke said. “A letter goes out to all the teachers and they are asked to make a simple statement regarding how they would use the grant funds. The teachers request funds for a variety of needs — for art supplies, for new music stands or to refurbish instruments, many different things.”Although the grant awards are relatively small amounts, Duke said the funds do help fill needs in the music and visual arts programs.The amount of the grants offered to the teachers depends mainly on the TAC’s patrons’ support, which ranges from the “friends’ level,” that starts at $10, to the corporate level that can be $1,000 or more.“We’re going to start our patrons’ drive earlier this year,” Duke said. “We’ll have our first program in September so we’ll have our patrons’ drive in July or early August. The patrons’ drive supports our programs in the schools and our grants program.The patrons’ drive is an opportunity for the people in Troy and Pike County to support our students.”The TAC’s commitment to the community is through its arts program, which includes a calendar year of performing arts events, in-school arts programs, and the teacher grants program. The TAC is the sponsor of the annual Jean Lake Memorial Scholarship that is awarded annually to a local high school senior who plans to continue taking art classes in college. The TAC also contributes to other scholarship programs involving the arts. Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more