BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - At one time, The Corner School was K-12. But when high school students moved to a new building, they took most of their band equipment with them.
Cory Wills, the band director at Corner Middle School, has been at the school since January 2007.
During the last four years, the high school split off for 9th through 12th grades and moved into a completely new building.
“They took the instruments with them. They did supply them with chairs and stands, but no instruments,” Wills said. “That left us with not much of anything.”
But despite the struggles, Cory Wills didn’t feel sorry for himself. He was able to gather together enough instruments to keep his program going.
At the school, Wills tries to make do with the instruments that are available. Many of the instruments are donated.
Now, though, Wills will have the opportunity to buy some new instruments. He’s this week’s recipient of $1,000 through CBS42’s One Class At A Time grant program.
Wills was excited about winning the grant, and he has many ideas on how he could spend the money.
Thanks to the One Class At A Time program, Corner Middle School will be able to face the music with a new positive outlook and some new instruments.
CBS42’s co-sponsors for the One Class At A Time project are Pepsi and America’s First Financial.
To apply, click here.
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