Thank you from Manitowoc, WI

We are so grateful to the Classics for Kids Foundation for your generosity and commitment to excellence in string music education. Music has the power to transform lives and as a music educator I am privileged to witness that transformative power each day. The eighteen new instruments have all been placed in the hands of eager students! Please continue to do the good work that you do, it is awesome!

—Monica Hrudik – Music Educator

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

I really love my cello! It doesn’t just look great, it sounds amazing! It has a really rich and full sound. The first day I got it, I took it home to show my family and they loved it (probably not as much as me though). The color of the cello and the strings are beautiful. The scroll is perfect and the pegs are super easy to tune; that’s really helpful if you’re in a hurry. The new bow is also fantastic! I can tighten the bow exactly how tight I need it and the knob at the end of the bow turns very easily. It doesn’t stick at all.
Thanks for helping me get this cello. I plan on using it throughout all of my high school years. love my cello!

—Josie G.

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

Thank you so much for the new viola! I can tell it plays way better than my old viola. The appearance is 200% better! My old one had carvings of smiley faces and words on it, but this one doesn’t have a single scratch on it! The case I am really thankful for. My old case had no strap or handle so I was unable to bring it home, but the case is soft on the inside and has a handle AND a strap! I am very thankful to have received a new instrument from the grant! Thanks again!

—McKenna P.

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

I find my new cello to be of much higher quality than the previous one I had. The new cello is a lot more explosive in sound, and has a better response compared to the other cellos owned by the school before, not to mention a louder sound overall. The bright tone is not unlike what professional cellists use, so I am elated to have the newer instrument. I also find the new cello easier to tune, which increases the confidence in my music because I know the tuning is more accurate.
The carbon-fiber bow that accompanied the instrument is also very sleek and appears resilient to wear. The new bow is also lighter and easier to rosin, yet still has a powerful grip on the strings. There is no doubt that the higher bow quality also contributes to the new cello’s better performance.
I sincerely thank the grant institution for giving Lincoln High School the opportunity to better our instrument selection and make our orchestra more professional.

—Nile M.

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

I am very grateful and happy, for receiving a new violin! The violin and bow are very beautiful, I enjoyed playing it for the first time. The tune is amazing, and better than my old violin. The violin in itself is gorgeous, making me want to play it more, and learn the pieces faster, in order to play it correctly. I feel like the violin gives me an extra boost, the way it sounds makes me want to play loudly and show everyone how great the violin sounds! I’m very excited to play the violin in the future, thank you very much!!!
—Yadira F.

Manitowoc Public School District Music Department

Well I like my new instrument because there’s no scratches, and it’s way easier to hold, and it won’t give you splinters on your neck, it’s way nicer than my old one, it sounds a lot better.

—Quianna R