After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida last year, students from the school founded a nonprofit advocacy organization and developed the instrument of hope.
The instrument is a trumpet constructed from bullet casings, and it’s been touring the country since its creation.
Before an NBA game in Miami, Glen Friedman plays the national anthem with the "Instrument of Hope," a trumpet made of bullet casings in partnership with survivors of the Parkland mass school shooting. https://t.co/eSu8usKN8C pic.twitter.com/XugEFqwr2n
— ABC News (@ABC) April 4, 2019
Its latest stop was at the Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, where the production’s musical director—Nathan Koci—played a version of “Out of My Dreams” after the show’s matinee.
Watch the moving performance below:
The tribute touched many of the people who viewed it.
I'm crying too, Mary Testa. Thank you, Jean Ann Garrish. Nathan is a genius! https://t.co/UmEhjiRqFi
— Polly McKie (@pollymckie) May 9, 2019
Thanks to Oklahoma! and the activists from Parkland for reminding us to remain hopeful.