Colon Community Schools has benefited from the Nola and George Cummings Family Foundation Fund.
Five teachers in the district received funding from the December grant cycle of Cummings Family Foundation, a total of $14,000.
Brendan Hoekstra, band director, submitted a grant application and received some needed items, including a sousaphone and baritone for marching band; 50 new music stands and chairs for 6th-through-12th-grade band room; and a new percussion work station.
Musical instruments of that size and expense are typically school property because they are cost-prohibitive for nearly any student to purchase, Hoekstra said.
Other teachers who received a grant include Kylie Bowen, Sara Lindsley, and Shawn Clemens, who are using the funding to purchase more learning tools for the classroom.