Back in December, many of you received and responded to a letter from us about Daniel, a local middle-schooler who is advocating for his school’s music program and is a fan of WBJC. Daniel was recently interviewed by Gazette.net!
Bowie student connects with musical philanthropist through radio
Teen secures orchestra instrument donation for his school
Daniel Coleman’s favorite radio station is an unusual pick for a 13-year-old boy – classical music station WBJC 91.5 – but thanks to the teen’s weakness for Wagner and Bach, his school will be receiving a large donation of refurbished orchestra instruments this month.
Daniel, an eighth-grader at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, was listening to his favorite station earlier this year when he heard an advertisment for the newly formed charity Elville Center for the Musical Arts.
Founded by attorney Stephen Elville of Columbia-based Elville and Associates, the organization hopes to support local music students through instrument rentals and donations, Elville said.
Daniel — whose hobbies include karate and drawing — doesn’t play an instrument, but immediately thought of his school’s orchestra when he heard the commercial, he said.
“I heard it on the radio station and I knew my school was having issues giving the students instruments, and I thought, ‘hmm, I can use this radio station,” Daniel said. Read the entire article here.
Congrats Daniel! You’re the talk of the station and WBJC is proud of you! Keep up the great work. 🙂