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Sharing the Music


A band member shows off her saxophone

The high school marching band recently performed an impromptu concert in the morning for students in the Room to Bloom childcare program at the Early Childhood Center. The band had played during a staff kickoff event on the football field before visiting children at the ECC. Following the performance, musicians let the youngsters explore the instruments.

“It was a huge success and we aren’t sure who enjoyed themselves more, the teens or the little ones,” said Room to Bloom Director Stephanie Boyce.

The horns blast for the Bulldogs

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio

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