Some of you have seen it already, but we have finally been able to get a grand piano in our church! After several recommendations by music experts, we've been on a journey the last several years to provide our church with a quality instrument that will match the sound and space of our worship environment.
The grand piano is not necessarily there to increase the volume or loudness of the music; its always about the tone quality that it provides, though when played with the lid raised at full-stick, the intensity can be immense. However, the purchase is not yet complete. The piano was sold to us by Eileen Hirota at a total cost of $8500 and the church has already made a payment of $1000. She wanted the piano in our church especially because we have the Christmas Cantata this coming Friday (which she is directing) and asked that the church make the rest of the payments for the remaining balance of $7500 when we are able to. The piano will be moved to its permanent location (where our current piano is) this Wednesday by a team of volunteers assembled by Fr. Edgar with the current piano being moved to the library and the piano in the library being moved to Room 3 at the school. The grand piano will be tuned Thursday morning, which means it will be available for use by this coming weekend.
The Finance Committee is asking for our assistance in helping to raise the remaining funds for the piano. If your choir or choir members are willing to make a donation toward the cost of the piano, please let Janice or me know. The Fil-Am Choir has already decided to make a donation from their choir funds. We may also need volunteers, hopefully from our music ministry, to help solicit funds from fellow parishioners or others who may be willing to contribute to this purchase. If you have any additional comments or suggestions, please let me know.
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