Music store works to help Grafton pupils after school fire

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YORKTOWN, Va. (WAVY) — Yorktown Music and Arts is doing what it can to help middle and high school students at the Grafton Complex.

Ten On Your Side told you earlier this month that there had been a fire in an electrical room.

Since then, students have been sent to York High and Tabb Middle. Ten On Your Side spoke with the manager of the music and arts store about what they do to help the students in the group.

“We have quite a few Grafton students who come here to take classes,” said store manager Brittany Edelson.

When Edelson heard about the fire at the Grafton complex, she and her staff wanted to help the students.

“One of the things we were doing was lending the instruments free of charge to any of our current rental customers, course customers and any students who have instrument maintenance agreements through us on the instruments they own,” Edelson said.

She says they will also open their practice rooms for students. She says if the students still haven’t been able to collect some goods like books needed for their instruments, she says they can buy a book from their store, and as long as they don’t write in it, they can return

“But you know a lot of kids have left their book bags with their method books in there, so instead of buying other books and finding out they can go back to school in another week or two weeks, three weeks, then they’re stuck with two books,” she says.

She says she and her staff want to be accommodating to students.

If you want more information, you can call the store at 757-988-3970.

Alice P. Darby