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Donation provides music lab for Waynesboro Area Senior High School

February 12, 2013|By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A private donation is allowing the Waynesboro Area School District to create a music technology lab in the high school, giving students access to programs used by music producers and sound engineers.

The donation from an anonymous donor is being funneled through “Support the Solution,” an initiative of the Waynesboro Area Business, Education and Community (WABEC) Foundation. Support the Solution will contribute $72,296 toward the music technology lab.

The lion’s share of the Support the Solution money for the music technology lab came from one person, officials said.

“That’s quite a donation from an anonymous person,” Superintendent Sherian Diller said.

The Support the Solution contribution covers “everything from the chairs the kids sit in to the computer to the synthesizer,” music teacher Eric Griffith said.

Griffith told the Waynesboro Area School Board about plans for the lab during the board’s meeting Tuesday. He explained the equipment can be used to do things like synthesize and record music.

Griffith said he plans to ask for school board approval of a new course related to the potential uses of the lab. All music students can learn from it, he said.

“It’s a really great thing; it really is,” Griffith said.

WABEC wants to assist the schools any way it can, according to Randy Sellers, vice president of the organization.

“Our focus is the students, first and foremost,” he said to the school board.

When Waynesboro Area Senior High School was renovated and expanded several years ago, a room was made for the music technology lab, Sellers said. That lab was never equipped with the software and machines, he said.

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