A Yamaha timpani set like this has been donated to the MDI High School Music Department. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MDIHS MUSIC BOOSTERS

Timpani donated

BAR HARBOR — A new Yamaha timpani set has been donated to the Mount Desert Island High School Music Department by the MDIHS Music Boosters and will be delivered in time for the June 1 spring concert.

The spring concert will feature the new timpani and showcase the concert band, orchestra and chorus. Music Booster Summer Scholarship awards will also be announced at the event.

Nearly 25 percent of the high school’s students participate in the music program, more than twice the national average. The costs of purchasing and maintaining instruments and equipment are often prohibitively expensive and can be an additional burden on taxpayers.

The Music Booster program has supported young musicians on MDI for over 40 years through its many programs and events. This donation is the result of the greater MDI community’s support of these booster events.

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