New pianos purchased as part of the May 2017 Bond Issue, have begun to show up in music classrooms across the district. The digital pianos, delivered by Steinway, started arriving in classrooms today. They include; one digital Roland grand piano for Orchard Lake Middle School and two digital Roland upright pianos for Abbott Middle School. The middle school purchases meet the needs of both our current and future consolidated middle school configurations. Additionally, three digital Roland upright pianos for West Bloomfield High School and one digital Roland upright piano for each elementary school were purchased.
The acoustic pianos, delivered by Evola Music, will start arriving in classrooms on Thursday. All of the acoustic pianos are upright Yamaha 300s, and they will be placed in buildings throughout the district. The acoustic pianos will be tuned and voiced to our specifications, and all pianos will have dollies and covers to protect our investment in music education. Furthermore, the pit area of the high school auditorium will receive a hybrid Yamaha piano.
Pictured above: Sheri Hauk (WBSD fine arts coordinator and WBHS Vocal Music Director) and April Tini (OLMS Vocal Music Director) are pictured next to the digital Roland grand piano at Orchard Lake Middle School.