ACHF Arts Access
Our goals with this project include the following: 1) Serve more students. With new equipment, Phoenix Drumline will be able to accommodate more members with quality instruments. 2) Attendance. The proposed project will aid in more day-to-day attendance by renovating the overall aesthetic of the organization and creating a new and creative atmosphere. 3) Inspire Greater Year-to-Year Retention. Given the improved aesthetic and functionality of instruments, students will be motivated to return year after year to such an attractive program. 4) Instill Pridin Members. With new equipment, students will have a greater sense of pride in their program, allowing all involved to generate more and more passion that can be harnessed to move the program forward. Firstly, we will be introducing an intake survey that will help us identify the strengths and concerns of students and their parents. Secondly, we'll be keeping a grid of student attendance and keep an eye on our trends.
Phoenix Drumline measured the impact of the receiving the legacy grant through attendance both at rehearsals and shows. Attendance was taken each day and compared to the attendance of the days prior. Since receipt, attendance at rehearsals went from an average of four absences to one. As a result, the program has been able to develop quicker without having to account for constant absences. Anecdotally, Phoenix Drumline took first place at the Winter Guard International Minneapolis Regional 2015 and Minnesota Percussion Association Championships 2015. Such placement at the Winter Guard International Regional is a new occurrence whereas the placement at Minnesota Percussion Association Championships hasn't happened since 2002. These achievements are the direct result of a newfound sense of pride and comradery amongst the membership no doubt spurred by the addition of the new equipment.
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