In school year 2013-14, Play It Forward was supporting schools 22 and 42. We wanted the instrumental music students to have the opportunity to visit Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre and made this happen by having them attend a morning dress rehearsal of the New Horizons Band concert. This event was followed by a light lunch in Messinger Hall at the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS).
On another occasion, a local small business treated music students to lunch at Dinosaur Ribs. This was followed by a flag-waving walk to the Eastman School of Music Campus and a guided tour of the school led by ECMS Dean Howard Potter.
The cost of school bus transportation for these field trips was covered by Play It Forward.
In February, 2020, budget restraints made it necessary for one of our schools to cancel the field trip for their third grade students to attend the Primary Concert traditionally performed by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for area public schools. PIF wrote a check to RCSD to cover the transportation cost and the school's gratitude is expressed in the following notes.
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