By JESSIE JACOBS, CPR Classical
By SCOTT SIMON, Weekend Edition
By NATALIE CHUCK
Mr. Rocky DeNiro, a longtime district music teacher who retired in 2007, will keep music alive in the district through a donation of 100 brass and woodwind instruments, given to the district as part of the Bringing Music to Life instrument drive.
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.
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.