It's stories like this that make Rockfordians proud of their community. If you're itching for a positive Rockford story, this will do it.

There are men and women all around Rockford using their free time to share their love and knowledge of music to neighborhood children at Rockford Public Schools. Some of these children need this kind of attention and distraction from what they may be going through at home or in everyday life. One "Band Grandpa" explained why he does it and the reason will yank at your heart.

At the end of the day, it's the satisfaction of knowing that you put a smile on some kid's face.

On behalf of all Rockford parents, thank you for showing love to our kids. Thank you for having an interest in expanding their knowledge of music and giving up your free time to do so.

JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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