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Montana Masonic Foundation gives grant to local music department


March 16, 2018

Lewie Fletcher, Andre Del Raso, Cole Schmid, Ethan Frye, Christian Ashbrook, Pat Strickland, Dan Schrock, Dennis Bishop

After local freemason Pat Strickland told Superintendent Daniel Schrock about potential grant money available from the Montana Masonic Foundation, it didn't take long for Mr. Andrew Del Raso, CCHS music teacher, to fill out an application.

"Our instruments are old," Del Raso explained. "They're like a used car. Even if they're good and you do regular maintenance, they're only good for a couple hundred thousand miles."

Many of the instruments at Ekalaka Public Schools have seemingly been around the world, and those instruments need replaced sooner rather than later. A tight budget and the...

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