A band student reaches for her clarinet as she prepares for her second day of rehearsal with the new instrument at Schwegler School.
Caitlyn Tilden, a sixth-grader at Quail Run School, practices her flute with the school band.
Band instructor Paul Morganroth checks out a brand new tuba that Quail Run sixth-grader Colton Bender, right, will play in the school band.
Band instructor Paul Morgenroth gives some tips to Schwegler School's sixth-graders in the flute section. An estimated 275 elementary students are taking band this year in the Lawrence school district.
Sixth grade flute students in band class at Quail Run Elementary get a lesson on how to avoid puffing up their cheeks while blowing air into their instruments.
Amanda Fevurly, left, opens up her trumpet case as she prepared for her second day of band class at Quail Run Elementary School. Fevurly's sixth-grade classmates Brady Adams, center, and Zachary Gay, right, get ready to join her.
The Quail Run School gym serves as rehearsal space for sixth-graders on their second day with their new band instruments. Instructor Paul Morgenroth, center, is teaching dozens of students in Lawrence elementary schools to play instruments for the first time.
Kennedy School students, from left, Danyelle Brown, Katelynn Lemke, Kinisha Bridgewater, Charlene Collins and Alyssa Jones, get a feel for having a reed in their mouth as they blow on their fingers to try and make a sound.
Kennedy School student David Rogers 11, tries out a flute with help from teacher Paul Morgenroth.