Hometown Hero: Teen Fills Void When Youth Music Programs are Cut

Hometown Hero: Teen Fills Void When Youth Music Programs are Cut

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Harlem School for the Arts file photoWhen 14-year-old Larry Wang heard about the local school district cutting the fourth-grade band program, he knew he had to try to save the music.

Fourth grade is the level at which Larry, as a public school student, got his first chance to learn an instrument.

“Fourth grade really inspired me, and if you took that away that would be really tough,” Larry said.

In January, the teen approached the school principal, and before long the teen was recruiting mini-Mozarts, as well as a handful of other eighth-graders to help teach them.

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