KDS was the happy recipient of a MusicCounts! grant for $10 000 to be used to purchase new musical instruments. The national grant is funded by the Juno and Cara awards and is given to schools who wish to purchase instruments to start a program or to provide money to fix instruments and maintain a music program. KDS was able to purchase a class set of xylophones and drums, tone chimes and ukeleles as well as sheet music and method books. Some of the instruments arrived this week and the Ms. Hernandez's class was the first to try them out.