My name is Riley and I am a senior in High School, I intend on majoring in Music Education for the upcoming school year. I've been playing the oboe since I was in fouth grade. I currently play in multiple wind ensembles, and am a member and Historian for my high school's chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. I have rented school instruments for the entirety of my oboe career, but now that I am entering college as a Music major it is time I purchase my own. On average, standard professional oboes range in price from 8 to 10,000 dollars. In a family of 5, it is difficult to prioritize one child's needs while also supporting two others. I work many different jobs while balancing my school schedule; I am a hostess, tutor, and run private pony parties on the weekend to save money, but these jobs alone will not cover this expense before my college audtions, which will begin in January and continue on until March (yay!) I have looked forward to owning my instrument since I was a young girl. Any donation will help, not only financially, but will allow me to focus less on where money is coming from and more on school work and applications. I will be eternally grateful to anyone who donates to my cause.