Moulton is a product of the Durham Public school system. He was a band member while attending Lowe’s Grove Middle School, Neal Middle School, and Southern High School. “I am a proud former ‘Band Geek’ who knows first-hand what it is like to want to learn how to play, but not have an instrument,”
Cuts in education budgets have hit the arts programs especially hard for the past several years.
This is the second annual donation of instruments to three Triangle school districts from Bob Moulton and National Pawn. Last year he donated a total of over 400 instruments and $6,000 to Durham Public Schools, Orange County Schools and the Wake County Public School System. This year, instruments were donated to Wake County and Orange County Public Schools during the week of August 20 and to New Hanover County Schools in Wilmington on Wednesday, August 29. The inclusion of New Hanover County Schools will put this year’s donation to over 500 instruments and $8,000 cash.
“Bob Moulton understands the value of music instruction as part of a well-rounded education,” said Eric J. Becoats, Superintendent of Durham Public Schools. “He is a great community partner who has invested in more than instruments – he has invested in our students.”