(HOI) -- Music, an art or telling a story through sound.
With kids relying heavily on their electronic devices these days, Mrs. Doremus at Norwood Elementary says they are free to express themselves.
"It's definitely important. I think that the kids spend a lot of time especially this year on Chromebooks and on computers. It's a nice break for them throughout the day, just to have that time where they can engage in music and different artistic opportunities," said Doremus.
Her fifth grade class gets introduced to the ukulele. It's also the same level students are introduced to band.
Playing a wide range of instruments from trombone to percussion, flute and clarinet.
As the musical journey begins, this One Class at a Time grant will surely be a much needed boost to the classroom.
"It's unexpected and in a time when money is tight it's definitely needed and necessary, so it's amazing, very appreciative," said Doremus.
Adding there's a wide range of items the money can be used for within the music department.
"I mean, there's so many resources, we could use this for instruments, repairs music. So, I mean, the possibilities are endless."