For the sixth year in a row, a member of the Dave Matthews Band is giving Charlottesville schools a $75,000 boost. Boyd Tinsley graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1982. His donation goes towards the orchestra programs, tennis programs and academics at Charlottesville High, Walker Upper Elementary and Buford Middle schools.
Tinsley, a former member of the CHS orchestra, helps students in need get music lessons, instruments and camp tuition.
"The Boyd Tinsley Program has been helpful for me personally because it's through that fund that I'm going to have a viola at the end of the year. I've been renting one for seven years now and they're going to buy me a viola, which I'm very excited about," said CHS senior viola player Joseph Shea-Hackett.
The grant also pays for tennis instructors, tennis camps and racquets for students.