I would like to give special thanks to all the following people who, without them, this project would not have been possible.
- Thank you to all the people who donated musical instruments.
- Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation helped find some of the schools that were in need to donate to in New Orleans, ie. KIPP Believe College Prep, Gretna Middle School, and Crocker Arts & Technology.
- Ardsley Music for donating 10 violins and repairing and cleaning instruments at a lower cost.
- Virgil Scott, for repairing many instruments in 2008, at no cost.
- Hoffman Music in Thibodaux, Louisiana for making repairs at a lower cost prior to donating instruments to KIPP Believe College Prep and Gretna Middle School.
- Mr. Salvatore Iaropoli, my first trumpet teacher who inspired to me to love playing the trumpet. He checked many trumpets, clarinets and some trombones.
- Mr. Ed Palermo, my jazz ensemble instructor at Hoff- Barthelson School of Music who checked all the saxophones and clarinets and guitars.
- Mr. James Hamlin, my trumpet instructor for many years who has checked many of the trumpets.
- Mrs. Carol Eminizer, Concord Road, Elementary School Band Teacher, checked flutes.
- Mr. Uttley, Ardsley Middle School Band teacher checked some clarinets, trombones and drums.
- Mr. Goidel , Ardsley High School Band Teacher checked a trombone.
- Mrs. Janet Arms , flute teacher checked many of the flutes.
- And a BIG THANK YOU TO HOFF-BARTHELSON MUSIC SCHOOL for donating instruments to my project as well as many boxes of music.
- Thank You’s , Certificates and Awards I have received
- Girl’s Prep Middle School, Bronx, NY in August 2015
- Rivertown Lions Club Past President’s Award in 2014
- West Elementary School, Long Beach, NY
- Long Beach High School, Long Beach, NY
- Lee High School - Baton Rouge, LA
- Lee High School Band
- KIPP Believe College Prep - New Orleans, LA
- Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
- The Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts - New York, NY
- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
- Ardsley Middle School - Ardsley, NY
- KIPP Belive College Prep - New Orleans, LA
- Town of Greenburg, Greenburg, NY
- Woodmere Elementary School - Harvey, LA
- Crocker Arts & Technology - New Orleans, LA
*Each instrument that was donated was checked by one of the teachers listed above and was then cleaned and repaired prior to being donated to a school.