R.A. Long High School Alumni Association
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Sat, 19 Aug 2017

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R.A. Long Orchestra Bass

In the era of ever tigher school budgets, it is often difficult for the school to buy new equipment or to replace old and worn equipment. This is particularly true in the music program and in especially in the orchestra and band programs. Student families often purchase or rent instruments when the instrument is small. For larger instruments, such as a bass, it is often difficult for students to acquire such instruments.

The Alumni Association was recently approached by the Music Department at R.A. Long High School with a request for assistance in replacing the basses used by the orchestra. The Board agreed to replace one on the condition that the Longview School District replace the other. We challenged the school and they rose to the challenge.

The replacement basses have recently been delivered to the orchestra. Please see the letter from Lanette Shepherd, R. A. Long Orchestra Director, about the basses.

Thank You Letter