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Medway HS Performing Arts Dept. receives new piano

The Medway High School Performing Arts Department received a new donated piano. (Photo courtesy Medway Public Schools)

Purchase possible with '88 Keys for Kids' fundraising, town donation

Medway Public Schools Superintendent Armand Pires and High School Principal John Murray are pleased to announce a new piano has been purchased following a funding campaign and a donation from the Town of Medway in support of the high school’s Performing Arts Department. 

The purchase of the piano, a Kawai GL20 grand piano, was funded through the Medway Friends of the Performing Arts’ annual campaign which included an additional component: 88 Keys for Kids Campaign. Additional funds for the performing arts were generously allocated by the Town of Medway.

The new piano replaced an upright electric keyboard that had outlived its useful life after years of use. In addition to the piano, the high school will also be purchasing new choral risers and portable acoustical shells. The new equipment will primarily be used in music and theatre productions, and will bring enhanced professionalism to the school’s performances. 

The 88 Keys for Kids Campaign was largely supported by the Town of Medway and the Medway High School Foundation for Education. Individual and family contributions were also made. In total, the campaign received over $35,000 in donations.

“We are very excited for our students to have the opportunity to use this new piano,” said Principal Murray. “A big thank you to everyone who generously donated and contributed to making the Performing Arts Department a greater experience for all.”

An official unveiling and recognition of the campaign’s donors will be held at a later date.