LINCOLN (SNR/PX) - The growing music department at Pius X High School in Lincoln recently was gifted with a generous grant from the Lincoln-based Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation in the amount of $21,093.
Funding from the grant covered the cost of upgrading the performing arts sound system and purchasing new choral risers and band uniforms. The sound system upgrade included a microphone package and new soundboard.
Pearle Francis Finigan, who died Oct. 6, 2009, was a strong proponent of music education and appreciation. In his youth, Finigan, who was confirmed at St. Patrick Church, came from a musical family, and was involved in band both at school and in a Catholic band in Lincoln.
“Pearle believed all students should have music in their lives,” said Liana Sandin, the foundation president. “We have a mandate that we mainly give to music education, partially because it is often neglected.
“Music does things for your brain that you cannot get any other way,” she added.blog comments powered by Disqus