KENNY G Saxophones

Crawfordsville Middle School

The Moment

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Crawfordsville Community Schools band director, Mr. Eddie Guanajuato proudly displays the Soprano Saxophone in his classroom!

The “Moment” a “Songbird” came to the Band Department at Crawfordsville Middle School

Crawfordsville Middle School recently won a Kenny G, Concert Series Soprano Saxophone, autographed by Kenny G himself.  Kenny G is a Grammy-winning, and one of the top-selling, instrumental musicians of our time. He started playing saxophone at the age of 10 in his middle school band and is currently on tour in 2020.  Kenny visited central Indiana in September and raffled off this fine, Soprano Saxophone at a concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra during their ever-popular, Symphony on the Prairie. The raffle winner of the Kenny G Soprano Sax donated it to Musicians’ Repair and Sales, an Indianapolis family-owned and operated repair and sales shop.  Musicians’ Repair and Sales services Crawfordsville Middle and High School’s band department instruments. Before Christmas break, CMS band students entered a contest hosted by Musicians’ Repair and Sales. The students were asked to write an essay explaining why their school and band department could benefit from winning a Kenny G Soprano Saxophone.   Hayden Jeffries and Elizabeth Turner, 8th-grade band students at CMS, wrote about not having enough instruments for their growing band. Hayden said, “We have set a goal to have a state championship band!” while Elizabeth wrote, “One soprano sax could help someone in our band. We don’t have a soprano sax at all.” Mr. Guanajuato and the CMS band are striving for big things.  This instrument can help bring their sound to the next level. Music education enriches lives. Winning this saxophone could be “The Moment” that could change the dream of one Crawfordsville child. As many of you know, many professional music performers say they want to give back to keep music alive in their school, but after 31 years of teaching, Mr. Guanajuato said that he has never been the recipient of such generosity until now!   Thank you to the anonymous donor and to Musicians’ Repair and Sales for the excitement that this beautiful saxophone has provided for our school.  There is so much negativity going on in our world, but this one instrument is going to be a symbol of hope! Mr. Guanajuato hopes that a student will be able to perform with it very soon!    

Article written by Emily Fullenwider, CMS Guidance and Athletic Secretary 

The “Moment” a “Songbird” came to the Band Department at Crawfordsville Middle School

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“The Moment”, an instrumental single released by Kenny G in late 1990’s.