After some 30 years teaching music in the Vallejo City Unified School District, Merlin Chestnut says he doesn’t know what’s going to become of decades worth of equipment, as its longtime home is being razed.
“Where do I put all of our stuff that we use to deliver our music program to students? I mean instruments…all the wind instruments…all the percussion instruments (drums)…all the large keyboard instruments (Marimibas, xylophones, bells, chimes)…all the electronics/sound system…all sheet music/technique materials…props/floors that we recycle to save money…cases for all the percussion…supplies and a myriad of other items linked to the success of our kids,” he said.
“Oh, yeah, and right now it would be nice to have a specific assignment with school(s) and program planning. Also, our kids are preparing for the 166th, 2019 Annual Vallejo 4th of July Parade and Waterfront activities. That pretty much sums it all up in a nutshell.”