Art programs are a particularly underfunded and dwindling resource in public schools, but Hamilton County music teachers have created a solution to that problem which encourages that spark of artistic creativity in students. Hamilton Sings! is a once-in-a-lifetime music-making opportunity uniting 5th grade students from every elementary school in Hamilton County. Students in Chattanooga and Hamilton County rarely get to meet children their age who live in communities other than their own, so by participating in Hamilton Sings!, students will not only get to meet one another, but collaborate with students whom they may never have had the chance to know otherwise. The aim of this event is to build empathy, form bonds, and foster understanding in our community, creating a lasting impact. Hamilton Sings! is offered at no cost so as to keep it open and available to every student. It involves singing, dancing, and drumming, and on the day of the event, the students collaborate on a musical project which then culminates in a public concert.