Melodies all day long: Play-a-thon donations to go toward hogs for Rulindo schools (slideshow included)

Different groups performed music all day at the Play-a-thon for Rulindo on May 26.

High-school chamber groups played “Music-To-Exit-Cars-By” on the curb as students arrived at school from 8-8:20 a.m.

Throughout the day, the lower-school grades hosted talent shows, pre-K students danced and drummed with Fenix (a performance group), and a string group, a jazz group and a conglomerate Megaband all performed.

Students were serenaded by “Music-To-Get-In-Your-Car-By” as they were picked up from 3:10-3:45 p.m..

The day of music ended at 5:15 p.m. with an ASE instrumental recital.

Donations will be used primarily to buy livestock for the poorest students in the Rulindo schools. The goal was to raise enough money for 100 hogs, which cost about $25 each.

Other donations will hopefully cover lunch fees, paved classroom floors, latrine maintenance, broken water-tank repairs and an outdoor basketball court.

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— By Zoë Bowlus

For further reading:

See how the ukeleles Country Day donated to one of the Rulindo schools are put to use, and learn about music teacher Elena Bennett’s summer experience visiting Rwanda.

What is Rulindo exactly?

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