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.