PS 137 has defied all odds. A few years ago it was threatened with closure. Our relentless commitment to boosting the school’s music program, however, has been a resounding success. Because of its incredible turnaround, local politicians refer to it as the “New Fame School.” Student involvement in our programs is so high that students who graduate return as mentors. Our close partnership with the school and community is giving students a chance to soar. We knew there was potential, and now we can see (and hear) it at its fullest.