Thank you, anonymous donor

high school choir members gather around new piano

Schoharie Central has a new member in the music department.

“An anonymous donor graciously provided us with funds to replace our old upright piano,” said music teacher Carrie Styles. “We were in desperate need of a new piano, as the one we’d been using was literally on its last leg and no longer had a good tone. We are humbled and excited to have a beautiful looking and sounding instrument.”

Addition of the Kawai piano, which had just one previous owner, allows SCS’s old Baldwin to retire from service.

But that’s not all. The new piano will have company.

“As part of the anonymous donor funds for the upright piano, we also will be receiving a new bass clarinet,” said SCS music teacher Cassandra Olin. “It will replace an instrument that has been well beyond repair for years, and will allow students who play the bass clarinet to each have their own specific instrument.

“The instrument has been ordered, and we are currently awaiting its delivery,” Olin added. “We are so very grateful for this donation!”

new piano and bench