The middle school students received their band instruments today from Marshall Music and VH1.

The Flint Community School students were entered to win the grant in 2015 by Dr. Victoria Bigelow - she reached out to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation with an arts program to ensure that Flint kids have access to musical instruments.

The grant provides the music department with band instruments including percussion, brass and wind instruments. The students, who just started band two weeks ago, are working towards a Christmas concert later this year.

Well deserved! As a former band geek myself, I couldn't be more excited for these kids!