Dike-Newall School needs musical instruments after June fire

THE NEW VACCINE TARGETS THE OMICRON BAQUATRE AND FIVE SUBVARIANTS. THREE MONTHS AFTER THEIR SCHOOL FIRE, STAFF AT DIKE NEWELL SCHOOL IN BATH ARE READY TO OPEN ITS DOORS FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR. NEWS 8’S MILES HOOD STOPPED AT SCHOOL TO SEE HOW THE REPAIRS HAPPENED AND WHAT THE MUSIC TEACHER IS DOING AFTER LOST ALL HER INSTRUMENTS. (MILES LOOK LIVE) “THE COMMUNITY HERE IN BATH HAS RALLYED AROUND THE DIKE NEWELL MAKING SURE THEY NEVER FORGET THE SOUND OF MUSIC” (UKE STRUM) FUN AND PLAY ARE AT THE HEART OF CELINA REED’S MUSIC CLASS “(NAT POP OF BOOMWHACKERS) BUT IT HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS. LAST JUNE THE NEWELL DIKE WAS BURNED DOWN. THE BUILDING AND EVERYTHING IN IT WAS A TOTAL LOSS LEAVING MRS REEED QUESTIONING EVERYTHING 00;04;34;22- 00;04;43;02 CELINA REED , MUSIC TEACHER “WHERE AM I, WHO AM I NEXT, WILL I HAVE A ROOM, WILL I HAVE INSTRUMENTS ?” NEW FURNITURE, DECORATIONS AND EVEN INSTRUMENTS 00;02;19;06- 00;02;28;11 CELINA REED, MUSIC TEACHER “EVERY ITEM IN MY ROOM HAS A STORY OF SOMEONE WHO GAVE IT OR M ‘HELPED GET HIM TO BE ABEL SHARING THIS WITH OUR CHILDREN IS INCREDIBLE’ A GOFUNDME WAS STARTED BY A COLLEGE MUSIC TEACHER AND IT HAS SINCE RAISED OVER 10 THOUSAND DOLLA RS FROM PIANO TO HISTORY POSTERS FROM THE BEANINE BABY COLLECTION EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM HAS A COMMUNITY PIECE ATTACHED AND MS GIFT. REED WILL NEVER FORGET 00;06;43;23- 00;06;55;08 CELINA REED, MUSIC TEACHER “WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT THE COMMUNITY. I COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND I THINK IT’S JUST AMAZING.” (MILES OUT) (GUITAR STRUM) “WITH THE COMMUNITY BEHIND THEM AND A NEW SCHOOL YEAR NEXT WEEK, DIKE NEWELL SINGS ONE S MORE HOPE

Bring back the music! Maine school destroyed by fire needs instruments

Dike-Newall music teacher Celina Reed says her lessons need a lot and she is grateful for the support she has already received.

Following a devastating fire in June, pupils at Dike-Newell Elementary School in Bath are taking lessons at the vacant High Street Vocational Center this autumn. Students return to class on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. A lot was lost in the fire, including almost everything in the K-2 music room. Music teacher Celina Reed tells WMTW that everything in the second-floor music room is considered a total loss, except for her ukulele, which was rescued by firefighters the next day. Reed just started teaching at Dike-Newall last year. She says the music teacher before her spent more than 30 years saving her budget to purchase and collect a variety of instruments, drums, percussion instruments and supplies for students. She says it’s not yet clear how much or if insurance will cover the loss of supplies and musical instruments, but she doesn’t expect everything to be replaced. For example, she says they lost a rosewood Orff bass xylophone that cost over $1,000. She said she bought and cut pool noodles for the students to use as scratching instruments. Reed also says another teacher donated his childhood Beanie Babies to replace Reed’s that were lost in the fire. She says kindergarteners refer to Beanie Babies as beat buddies. And she says her family and friends helped fund the room decorations to make the new space welcoming. can be placed on the floor, glockenspiels, mallets and sound effect instruments (bell, vibra-slap, etc.) She also needs equipment that she can use to bring music to life for children, such as finger puppets, crayons, modeling clay, and pipe cleaners. She says individually these items are quite affordable, but together the cost is overwhelming. A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the music room, and Reed says it’s the most convenient way for the community to help out as it will allow him to use the money to purchase music sets. instruments right away and keep track of what they have and what they still need. She says she is hesitant to accept donated musical and orchestral instruments at this time because they are tougher instruments for these grade levels and she has no space to store them.

Following a devastating fire in June, pupils at Dike-Newell Elementary School in Bath are taking lessons at the vacant High Street Vocational Center this autumn. Students return to class on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day.

A lot was lost in the fire, including almost everything in the K-2 music room.

Music teacher Celina Reed tells WMTW that everything in the second-floor music room is considered a total loss, except for her ukulele, which was rescued by firefighters the next day.

Reed just started teaching at Dike-Newall last year. She says the music teacher before her spent more than 30 years saving her budget to purchase and collect a variety of instruments, drums, percussion instruments and supplies for students.

Dike-Newall school music teacher Celina Reed

She says it’s not yet clear how much or if insurance will cover the loss of supplies and musical instruments, but she doesn’t expect everything to be replaced. For example, she says they lost a rosewood Orff bass xylophone that cost over $1,000.

The district helped, and Reed says her class has egg shakers, a boomwhacker, and a drum for each student (a class set has about 20 instruments). She said she bought and cut pool noodles for the students to use as scratching instruments.

Reed also says another teacher donated his childhood Beanie Babies to replace Reed’s that were lost in the fire. She says kindergarteners refer to Beanie Babies as beat buddies. And she says her family and friends have helped fund decorating the rooms to make the new space welcoming.

For now, Reed says the school needs child-friendly instruments like tambourines, triangles, maracas, bells, rhythm sticks, roll-up keyboard pianos that can be placed on the floor, glockenspiels, mallets, and sound effect instruments (bell, vibra-slap, etc.) She also needs materials she can use to bring the music to life for children, such as finger puppets, crayons, modeling clay and pipe cleaners. She says individually these items are quite affordable, but together the cost is overwhelming.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the music room, and Reed says it’s the most convenient way for the community to help out as it will allow him to use the money to purchase music sets. instruments right away and keep track of what they have and what they still need.

She says she is hesitant to accept donated band and orchestral instruments at this time because they are more durable instruments for these grade levels and she has no space to store them.