Sheffield Area High School has a new micro-grand piano, thanks to the efforts of the Sheffield Music Boosters.
Sarah Korchak, music director at the school said that the piano is digital electric, and "for the price, it sounds remarkably good."
"It has a full-size, full-length keyboard with weighted keys," she said.
Times Observer photo by Kristi Kulka
Sarah Korchak, Sheffield Area High School music teacher, demonstrates the school’s new digital micro-grand piano. The instrument was purchased by the Sheffield Music Boosters. The boosters also replaced and repaired other equipment for the band and the choir.
Korchak said the new instrument replaced an old worn-out upright piano, and was a part of her "wish list" for the music department.
Art Lane , president of the Sheffield Music Boosters, said the organization held its annual fund drive last year in Sheffield, Clarendon and Warren areas with the goal of raising $7,500.
While they ended up with about $6,000, they were still able to purchase the piano, and repair or replace other musical equipment.
He said that the boosters would hold a 5K fundraiser on June 28, and were still finalizing the location.
Korchak said that she was the first Sheffield music teacher to be responsible for both the band and choir, and the boosters organization had been revised as a music, rather than just a band support group. The boosters are going through the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit, enabling the group to seek grants.
She has been at SAHS for two years, and in the Warren County School District for 19 years.