Efrain Cardenas Jr., 11,?of Willmar plays guitar March 9 during the second week of No Strings Attached, a 10-week program that offers middle school students the chance to learn the guitar. Those who complete the program are given a six-string acoustic guitar as a reward. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Want a guitar? No strings attached: Program puts guitars in the hands of middle school students in Willmar, Minn.
On this day, Room 142 at Willmar Middle School is no ordinary classroom. The desks are gone, discarded to every inch of free space to create a makeshift studio that for the next hour will play host to a collage of budding musicians.
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