Students Learn to Turn Music to Meals

Students Learn to Turn Music to Meals
East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School band and orchestra students learned about the Harry Chapin Practice-a-Thon, "Turning Music 2 Meals for the Hungry" when Peggy Rakas, the Harry Chapin practice-a-thon coordinator for Long Island visited their school on March 8.

During the month of March, musicians across New York State are invited to take part in a Practice-a-Thon with all proceeds going to local food banks. Last year, the event raised $23,000 for food banks on Long Island and this year, with involvement from East Rockaway and students across the state, they hope to raise much more. The Practice-a-thon is a wonderful way to strengthen students’ practice habits while encouraging empathy and teaching them that their actions can make a difference.