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Musical instrument string maker supports middle school music programs

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McIntosh teacher Leiland Theriot and Jim Cavanaugh

MUSIC TO HER EARS: McIntosh Middle School music teacher Leiland Theriot, at left, thanks Jim Cavanaugh, president of Super-Sensitive Musical String Company, for supporting the school’s music programs.

SARASOTA, Aug. 29, 2016 – Super-Sensitive Musical String Company, a Sarasota-based manufacturer of strings and accessories for violins and other instruments, is sponsoring a program for middle school students in orchestra and guitar classes and ensembles.

Company President Jim Cavanaugh said, “We are proud to support the music programs of the Sarasota County Schools and the young students who are learning to play and enjoy great music.”

The company chose three inaugural schools to support during the 2016-17 school year: McIntosh Middle in Sarasota, Laurel Nokomis School in Nokomis and Venice Middle. The company plans to rotate the program among other schools, with the goal of supporting all the school district’s middle school string programs within three years.

This year, the company awarded McIntosh a $1,000 scholarship for the purchase of strings, rosin and other accessories from the music store of the school’s choice. McIntosh also received posters proclaiming that the school is an official “Super-Sensitive-sponsored” school. Laurel Nokomis School and Venice Middle each received $500 in Super-Sensitive strings and accessories.

McIntosh Middle School is located at 701 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Laurel Nokomis School is at 1900 E. Laurel Road, Nokomis. Venice Middle School is at 1900 Center Road, Venice.

Super-Sensitive Musical String Company is located at 1805 Apex Road, Sarasota. 

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