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Students Use Music to Benefit Make A Wish Foundation

OLD TOWN, Maine – The seventh grade music appreciation class of the Old Town Leonard Middle School  has been working on a service-learning project, giving students the opportunity to learn about music and help others at the same time.

The students  chose the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine who grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases. Jim Christie from the Make-Wish-Foundation went to the school to educate the students about the Foundation.

The class used the internet to find quotes and themes about stars that would work well as lyrics to a song. The class asked former LMS student, Lily Muscatell, currently a ninth grade student enrolled at John Bapst High school, to write a theme song. With assistance from the class and a message of hope “Stars that Shine” was written by Muscatell.

Student sound engineers at New England School of Communication volunteered their time at the recording studio at NESCOM, and provided the class a professionally recorded version of the song. Muscatell and the class offered the song to the foundation for promotional use.

Once the copyright is secured, the song will be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation, in hopes that thousands more people will hear their message. The class is selling copies of the song on CD for $3 each throughout the month of May will sales completed by June 3.

Class members will be at businesses throughout the community to sell CD’s. CD’s can also be purchased at the Old Town YMCA. At the end of the year, all of the money earned from the sales of the CD’s will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

If you would like to purchase a CD, please contact Shianne Priest at shianne.priest@rsu34.org or call 207-827-3900

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