Redlands Educational Partnership’s original commitment to keep the arts alive in schools remains strong. In June 2017, REP approved $100,000 to support instrumental music programs during the 2017-2018 school year at all levels across the district. This one-time allocation was divided between elementary, middle and high school levels.
To help build the elementary music programs, $38,400 was given for the purchase of instruments. One string bass and one baritone was purchased for each of the 16 elementary schools in RUSD. These instruments were needed to h elp ‘fill out’ the orchestra and prepare the students for middle and high school marching band and full orchestra.
The four middle-schools and 4 high schools in RUSD were given $61,600 to purchase instruments to increase the instrument inventory at the secondary level. These schools have seen significant growth in the music programs,and were in need of additional instruments.