Recently, third-grade participants in the El Sistema Colorado program at Garden Place Academy received violins, thanks to a generous donation from Colorado Public Radio. Below are some pictures documenting the first moments after the kids received their instruments. The pictures say it all.

Talking about how those darn cases openStrings of the heartCommitment pays offIt's almost as tall as I am!It's almost as tall as I am!

Photographs by Brigid Mcauliffe and provided courtesy of The Piton Foundation.