By Sarah Brown
The New Era 

District Turning Up The Volume On The Band Program


August 30, 2023

School band programs across the country have been lullabied to sleep for decades as economic hardships forced budget cuts in the education system, but the Sweet Home School District wants to bring harmony back to the local program. Longtime music and English teacher Lori Tuter stepped into the high school’s band instructor role this year and is keeper of the vision to revitalize what used to be a foundational educational experience, but she’ll need the community’s help to make it a reality. Tuter, a SHHS graduate, said she was teaching in Prineville when the district “gutted” the...

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