Fayetteville student uplifts neighbors with the sound of music

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Fayetteville student is using his time away from school to uplift his neighbors with the sound of music.

Maxim Gilmer is a 7th-grader at Woodland Junior High in Fayetteville. Now that he has to stay home from school due to the spread of the coronavirus, he’s using band practice as an excuse to make the world just a little bit brighter for those around him.

Gilmer just started learning how to play the trumpet in January.

A neighbor reached out to KNWA/FOX24 to commend Gilmer’s act.

“We live across the street and enjoyed his act of positivity and reaching out to entertain his fellow neighbors during this stressful time. Love this town!!” the neighbor said.

“I think it’s cool, that I can make people excited with trump in downtimes, where, like, viruses are afoot,” Gilmer said.

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