I grew up in a small school that lacked funds for anything but the most basic classes. It sucks, but in hard times, some things need to be sacrificed. And if the kid is passionate about music, he/she can always find other ways to get educated, ie. private music classes, friends, youtube, other free or subscription sites, family, ect. Or perhaps yall could start organizing after school music classes, either requiring fees to keep it running or doing cookie sells/ concerts/ whatever yall are comfortable with.