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.


[img src=”http://www.elsistemacolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/6783389644_ac67e4ed92_o.jpg” alt=””]Talking about how those darn cases open
[img src=”http://www.elsistemacolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/6929508303_15e8eabdc6_o.jpg” alt=””]Strings of the heart
[img src=”http://www.elsistemacolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/6783389524_a3238900d6_o.jpg” alt=””]Commitment pays off
[img src=”http://www.elsistemacolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/6783389872_c1ee576df0_o.jpg” alt=””]It’s almost as tall as I am!
[img src=”http://www.elsistemacolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/6929508011_3b06427f76_o.jpg” alt=””]Love at first sight…
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Photographs by Brigid Mcauliffe and provided courtesy of The Piton Foundation.