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Fidelity donates musical instruments to local middle school
Fidelity donates musical instruments to local middle school

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- On Friday, Mar. 25, representatives from Fidelity Investments surprised students at Alpharetta's Holcomb Bridge Middle School with a donation of new musical instruments.

The gift, valued at approximately $20,000, included four flutes, five clarinets, two French horns and two euphoniums.

This generous donation was part of Fidelity's FutureStage program, an arts education initiative to support music programs in public schools across the country.

"Fidelity is happy to support the arts in our local schools and help programs like the one here at Holcomb Bridge Middle School provide as many students as possible with opportunities to participate and explore their interests in music," said Joan Michelson, vice president and branch manager of Fidelity's Alpharetta Investor Center. "We hope these new instruments will help the music program at Holcomb Bridge continue to grow and thrive."

Fidelity worked with the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation to select the Fulton County middle school. MHOF is a national non-profit organization dedicated to bringing musical instruments to underserved schools and community programs.

"Over the past five years, our music program has earned tremendous school and community support, almost doubling the number of students participating," said Jonathan Adel, Holcomb Bridge Middle's band director. "We have even more students asking to participate, but the school simply hasn't had enough instruments to meet those needs. This donation from Fidelity will help us expand our program and give more of our students the opportunity to gain an appreciation of music through first-hand experience."

"Here at Holcomb Bridge Middle School, we believe that every student has talent and that part of our job is to help cultivate and showcase those talents," said principal Joy Schroerlucke. "Putting these instruments into the hands of our students will certainly help these efforts and provide positive learning experiences that will serve them well in the years to come."

Since 2006, Fidelity's music and theater arts programs have touched more than 27,000 students representing 171 public schools nationwide.

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