QUARTER NOTES, JUNE 2021: THANK YOU TO ALL who made this year’s instrument drive a resounding success!

June 24, 2021

We gratefully note that more instruments were donated in 2021 than in any of the previous five years! We would like to thank the 776 individuals who generously parted with one or more of their instruments, including Rocky and Dorothy DeNiro of Pueblo, Colorado (pictured here at their home) who gifted us with 100 horns and woodwinds from their private collection.

Read the June 2021 edition of Quarter Notes here.

Pueblo Academy of Arts: Longtime District “Music Man” Continues To Impact Students In His Retirement

April 1, 2021

As a longtime music educator in the district, Rocky DeNiro never hesitated to personally purchase a brass or woodwind instrument for a student lacking the means to do so.Ricky and his Wife Dr. Dorothy DeNiro stand in front of a truck full of instruments they donated

Together with instruments donated to him by former students or purchased through monetary donations from community benefactors, Mr. DeNiro loaded up these tools of the trade into his station wagon before every class, traveling to schools throughout the district to pass on his love of music-making to students.

Read more about Pueblo’s “Music Man” on the Pueblo Academy of Arts website.