Community School of the Arts Receives Support
The NIU Community School of the Arts received a check for $801.82 in early December from the DeKalb Barnes & Noble Store. The money was raised during a recital/book fair held at the store on November 20. More than 60 community school students and teachers performed for a total of three hours on a wide variety of instruments, including harp, drumset, steel pan, piano, cello, and violin. The soloists ranged in age from four to adult. The community school received a percentage of money spent in the store (using a voucher) during the day of the performance and online for a few days following.
This money will be used for the program’s scholarship programs. The community school has both a talent and need scholarship program. Since the need scholarship program was started in 1993, more than $85,000 has been raised and close to 700 scholarships awarded to area students 18 years old and younger to pursue their study of the arts.