PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra obtained a touching donation on Wednesday.
Alex Schachter, one of many 17 tragically killed, was a member of the highschool’s marching band and orchestra the place he performed baritone and trombone.
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After his dying, his household arrange a GoFundMe web page to behave as a scholarship fund in his reminiscence.
On Wednesday, his father, Max Schachter, was in a position to donate $25,000 to MSD for brand spanking new tools, to fund competitions and, most significantly, honor his son.
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“Alex, my son, was murdered within the Parkland college taking pictures. And after that occurred, we began a charity known as the Alex Schachter Scholarship Fund,” Max Schachter mentioned. “The rationale we did that was to actually give again to the band and maintain Alex’s reminiscence alive and unfold music schooling to youngsters everywhere in the nation.”
He went on so as to add, “I feel that with this funding that we’re going to make within the band is de facto going to supply an amazing quantity of success. The children are going to be doing issues they’ve by no means executed earlier than and the youngsters are going to have quite a lot of enjoyable and do issues they’ve by no means executed earlier than.”
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Max Schachter advised CBS4 he hopes to boost over $100,000 via the Alex Schachter Basis Scholarship Fund to provide MSD’s orchestra the sources they should succeed for years to return.