The League of United Latin American Citizens Council (LULAC) 10 Davenport is accepting donations to help fund repairs to 28 string instruments (violins and cellos) that will be used in four elementary schools in the Davenport Community Schools that currently have waiting lists of students who would like to learn to play an instrument. Some of these students will not have the opportunity to pursue their interest in music unless instruments in good working order can be provided.
An article published in Psychology Today, November 13, 2013 summarized neuroscientists’ findings of the benefits derived from learning to play an instrument. Musical training has been shown to increase brain volume and strengthen communication between areas of the brain.
Learning to play an instrument also offers important lessons in discipline and focus, as well as instilling a life-long appreciation for music.
Individuals or groups wishing to donate to this project may forward their contribution to LULAC Council 10, P.O. Box 4616, Davenport, IA 52808-4616 LULAC is a 501 (c)(3) . Please contact Clyde Mayfield (563)343-5375 with any questions regarding this program.