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Making Music Instruments Count

Giant Steps Music

Giant Steps Music in Hixson, Tennessee sells new instruments - and repairs old ones - for students and high schools in this area.  

They have been in business for more than forty years - and now, they are assessing each of the public schools in Hamilton County with a band program to help identify their needs.


SoundCorps, the music advocacy nonprofit here in Chattanooga, is partnering with Giant Steps to raise the money over the next five years to meet those needs.


Stratton Tingle is executive director of SoundCorps...