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From Music to Mowing, Friends Supply for the Academy’s Needs

From music to mowing, the supporters of Randolph-Macon Academy are always providing for the day-to-day needs of the students and the campus. This spring, the Academy was blessed again by its generous community of alumni, parents, staff, and friends. 


The new grand piano awaits its R-MA concert debut.

After a 2014 concert on campus performed by the US Army Chorus, the administration at Randolph-Macon Academy realized it was time to invest in a piano that is more suited to Boggs Chapel then the small upright piano that was in place.  

With the first donation from R-MA's past President Major General Maury Forsyth, members of the R-MA community were asked to help reach a goal of $20,000.  Music department chair Ed Richards and choral director Michael DeMato spent months researching pianos until deciding on a 7-foot Kawai Grand Piano owned by a family in Warrenton.  This beautiful instrument will augment the Academy's high caliber worship services, as well as the outstanding student and guest performances held on campus.  

The piano’s debut concert and dedication was held Sunday, May 10th at Boggs Chapel. 


“Lucy II”

Randolph-Macon Academy is fortunate to receive support from members of the school community who have demonstrated their concern and dedication to R-MA for decades.  Last fall, the Academy received a very generous donation from the daughter of a former staff member to purchase a new mower for the expansive grounds.  The grounds crew has affectionately named the mower "Lucy II" in honor of this kind lady, particularly because it replaces "Lucy I" which was donated many years ago and was recently retired.


How would you like to weed 'n' feed 135 acres? Our grounds crew takes it in stride, especially with the new spreader that was just donated!
A new spreader was also purchased thanks to a donation.  It is another big piece of equipment the grounds crew needed to help care for the 135-acre campus.