The major budget cuts the School District of Philadelphia had to endure had a direct impact on music and art programs throughout the schools.
Play On, Philly! has now expanded to a second site at Freire Charter Middle School and now reaches students ages 6 to 13. Influenced by the El Sistema music education program in Venezuela, Play On, Philly! has reached many students in Philadelphia and continues to do so.
Text, video and images by Courtney Burrell