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Bring on the strings: Anaheim school district music program needs instruments

by Mary Plummer | Take Two

Anaheim City School District elementary students test out their instruments. Organizers of the new orchestra program estimate that the district still needs about 700 instruments to be fully stocked. Brian Brooks/Anaheim City School District

Almost every elementary school finds a way to offer music instruction, according to federal data. But nine percent of schools nationwide are music deserts, and, until recently, a district in Anaheim was among them. KPCC's education reporter Mary Plummer has the story.

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