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Frost 6th Grade Academy hoping public will donate musical instruments for Band, Orchestra

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students from a Louisville school music program need your help getting on the right note.

Every student at the new Frost Sixth Grade Academy will take Band, Orchestra or Choir, but the school doesn't have enough instruments to go around. That means some kids in Band and Orchestra classes have nothing to play, and no one can take instruments home to practice.

There are 220 students in the school and the teacher is asking the public to donate instruments: any instrument, no matter what kind or condition.

Frost changed from a middle school to a sixth grade academy this year, and band classes are part of a larger effort to raise test scores. For years Frost students ranked among the lowest in the state.

Now Nicole Lear is on mission, and is asking for the public's help to donate instruments. She says they'll take anything.

"We will not turn anything down," she said. "New is great, used is great. Needing a repair? We'll make it happen."

"I just want to make sure the excitement continues to build and not wane," Lear said.

Once the school has enough instruments, students will finally be able to take them home to practice.

Most Frost students come from poorer homes -- and finances stop them from being able to rent instruments outside the school.

Instrument donations can be sent to:

Frost 6th grade academy.
C/O Nicole Lear
13700 Sandray Blvd
Louisville, KY
(502) 485-8256

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