It was just last month that local DJ's jammed out to raise money for music programs at local schools. "Music for Life" was a success. The donations from the concert raised more then $1,600.
On Friday, kids at Rochester Schools 17 and 19 got the reward.
Ms. Liz Hanan teaches strings at School 17. On Friday, her kids received instruments, strings, music books, shirts and more. It's a special delivery that was much needed.
"Every year I have a waiting list of students that want to be in strings. Although the district does provide us with instruments, there are other things that we need like music books, other supplies, and anything and everything helps if it lets one more student participate," said Hanan.
Volunteers, like Tim Lamoy, are more than happy to be a part of music for life. It's a way to give back to the community and help music programs that are underfunded.
"I'll tell ya just seeing the smiles in these kids faces when we brought these instruments in today was just precious, and that's really what it was all about. The event itself was great, it was fantastic, everyone had a great night but these kids right here and what we did today, this is what it's really all about," said Lamoy.