Fostering a Lifelong Love of Music

Music Student Donates New BOSE CD Player to Music Center

Katie Butler, a sophomore at Shaker, has been a music center student for several years and a girl scout since 6th grade. To fulfill part of a special awards project, Katie needed to organize and implement a project that would impact a community. Katie chose to focus her project on Carondelet Music Center: due to budget cuts, we have been unable to purchase a much-needed new CD player for one of our Kindermusik rooms. Katie organized two separate events to raise funds for the new BOSE. Surely, many children and their families would benefit from Katie's efforts; this special project would have far reaching impact on our musical community at Carondelet.

For her first event, Katie conducted a babysitting night, arranging sitters for Music Center families and friends. Her second event was a Jewelry Sale Party. In all, Katie raised over $500 to purchase the new stereo system for the Music Center. Sister Patricia and Katie purchased the stereo together at the Bose Store in Colonie Center on July 28th and set it up together in the Kindermusik Room. Special thanks to Mary Alice Senecal, Katie's piano teacher at Carondelet, who served as her mentor throughout the project, and to Katie's mom who was a great support!

Thank you, Katie, from all of us at Carondelet Music Center!