tuba given to student-WHECA surprise gift during an Eastman School of Music concert drew a standing ovation and prompted the conductor to say it was the best moment he’d ever witnessed.

Tara Fayazi, a tuba player, works really hard to afford classes at the conservatory but she’s never been able to own her own instrument. 11 months ago, her friends began organizing fundraisers to help pay for one.

But, recently, the parents of a student who had died heard about the effort and donated their son’s beloved Mirafone tuba, worth $8,000. Her colleagues surprised her while she was in the midst of a solo during a school concert, which was videotaped.

(WATCH the video below)

Thanks to Craig Withers for submitting the link!

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