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 Musical Instrument Drive to Benefit Chula Vista Elementary Schools Set for Saturday, November 28

​A musical instrument drive to benefit Chula Vista elementary school students is set for Saturday, November 28, at the Otay Ranch Town Center and Chula Vista Shopping Center.

The instrument drive, called the Scholar’s Music Project, is being organized by Russ Sperling, Director of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) for the Sweetwater Union High School District. Elementary students in Chula Vista typically attend Sweetwater district schools once they reach seventh grade.

“We’re reaching out to the elementary schools,” Sperling said of his effort. “The elementary principals in Chula Vista are ecstatic. We’re working with them to provide after-school music programs at both their district schools and at Sweetwater campuses.

Sperling’s plan is for high school-age musicians to teach elementary students to play. The project also has the support of Rotary International, Sperling said.

Instruments needed in the drive include flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, French horns, tubas, violins, violas, cellos, basses, guitars, vihuelas, guitarrons and requintos.