Arjun and his mother, Hashi, brought multiple cartloads of donated instruments to Groton Hill in March.

Arjun Saulnier, a member of Boy Scouts Troop 284 of Acton, didn’t have to look far to find an Eagle Scout project that was a great fit. The recent Acton-Boxborough Regional High School graduate and longtime violin student of Angel Hernandez was quite familiar with Groton Hill’s mission to give music generously when there is need. So Arjun went on a mission of his own – to search out and collect gently used instruments (and the funds to refurbish them) for Groton Hill to distribute to students in need.

This spring, Arjun and his mom, Hashi Chakravarty, transported nearly two dozen instruments – violins, guitars, a drum set, woodwind and brass instruments – plus a xylophone and a banjo, to Groton Hill’s music school. Arjun knew that many of the instruments he collected were likely in need of a tune up, so he also collected a generous $1100 to bring them back to life so they could go to new homes.

“I’m extremely glad to be able to give back to Groton Hill after taking lessons there for so long,” said Arjun. “I hope my project and the accompanying donation can help to bring the joy of music to other students!”

We are thankful for Arjun’s generosity and efforts in helping others study music. We wish him all the best as he pursues chemistry studies at Case Western Reserve in Ohio this fall!