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St. Mary's Students Enjoy Percussion Instruments Thanks to CP Community Foundation

The kindergarten, first, and second grade students of St. Mary Catholic Community School are beaming with excitement with the latest addition to the school’s music curriculum, thanks to the help of a grant provided by the Crown Point Community Foundation. The grant funds were used to purchase new percussion instruments. With these instruments, the students of St. Mary’s will get more hands-on experience of making music on percussion instruments at an earlier age than they were previously able to.

St. Mary music teacher, Tony Rossi, is excited to introduce these early elementary instruments to his classes. “These instruments, and their accompanying methods, have been used in elementary music rooms all over the world for many decades to help develop motor skills, foundations of rhythm and pitch, and how to play and work together as a team to create music. I am so grateful to the Crown Point Community Foundation for awarding us this grant for the needed funds to purchase these instruments!” said Mr. Rossi.

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight. In addition to being ardent supporters of the Arts, St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology. Faith, Academic Excellence, Life Lessons, and Compassion are the pillars of the school. To learn more about St. Mary School’s visit


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