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Let the Music Play

First Night board member Kerry Donley, fifth from right, poses for a photo with ACPS band and orchestra members after presenting a check for $3,000 to support the music programs of Francis Hammond and George Washington Middle schools and T.C. Williams High School.

First Night board member Kerry Donley, fifth from right, poses for a photo with ACPS band and orchestra members after presenting a check for $3,000 to support the music programs of Francis Hammond and George Washington Middle schools and T.C. Williams High School. Photo Contributed

In support of students enrolled in music classes throughout the city, First Night Alexandria announced contributions to the music programs at three Alexandria City Public schools.

During a recent pyramid concert performed by the bands, orchestras and choirs of Francis Hammond and George Washington Middle Schools and T.C. Williams High School, First Night Alexandria presented contributions totaling $3,000 to support the music programs at the three schools.

“This is one way for First Night Alexandria to give back to the community and to support and encourage the musical talents of Alexandria students,” said First Night board member and former Mayor Kerry Donley as he made the presentations. “This is the third year that we have had the opportunity to make these contributions as well as have students perform on the afternoon of New Year's Eve.”

ACPS parent and First Night board member Lori Quill echoed Donley's remarks.

“This is a win-win for these music programs,” Quill said. “Many of the kids wouldn't be able to attend state competitions if it wasn't for these gifts. This is a good thing that First Night does for ACPS.”

For more information, visit www.FirstNightAlexandria.org.