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16 Schools Awarded Grants for Music Programs by Give a Note Foundation and 21st Century Fox

Reston, Va. — This school year 16 school music programs will start their year off on a strong note. This past June, at the National Association for Music Association (NAfME) National Assembly, Give a Note Foundation President and Board Chair Beth Slusher along with FOX 5 DC anchor Lauren DeMarco for 21st Century Fox announced the schools that will receive grants to help their teachers bolster their music programs and reach more students with quality music education.

The partnership between Give a Note and 21st Century Fox commemorated the series finale of the musical TV series GLEE. Give a Note engages the business community to play a critical role in resource development and awareness raising activities that improve access to music education. This partnership builds on the long-standing relationship between the two groups dating back to the 2011 GLEE Give a Note campaign, which also funded at-risk school music programs.

“This tremendous act of generosity on behalf of 21st Century Fox brings much needed attention and resources to school music programs,” said Give a Note Foundation Board President Beth Slusher, also President of Rivar’s, Inc. “For many of these schools, these grants will represent their entire school year budget. Give a Note Foundation is proud to work with partners like 21st Century Fox to nurture, grow, and strengthen music education opportunities—every student, every school, every community.”

“21st Century Fox, parent company of FOX 5 DC, has a long history of supporting creativity and the arts, with a special focus on developing the next generation of filmmakers, artists, and musicians in our communities,” said DeMarco in her remarks at the June presentation.

“We are thrilled to partner with Give a Note Foundation, and to embrace the power of music education—and the work you all do every day—to nurture creativity and truly change students’ lives.”

Here are the 16 schools that received music program grants for the coming school year:

Thomas Jefferson High School   Los Angeles, CA
Castle Creek Elementary   Orlando, FL
North Atlanta High School   Atlanta, GA
Benjamin E. Mays High School   Atlanta, GA
Martha Ruggles School   Chicago, IL
Chrysler Elementary School   Detroit, MI
Detroit School of Arts   Detroit, MI
Richard R. Green Central Park School   Minneapolis, MN
Roosevelt High School   Minneapolis, MN
Arlee Joint School District #8   Arlee, MT
University Park Creative Arts School   Charlotte, NC
Edward A Reynolds Westside H.S.   New York, NY
Catherine & Count Basie Middle School   Jamaica (Queens), NY
Tilden Middle School   Philadelphia, PA
Carter Academy for the Performing Arts   Houston, TX
Totem Falls Elementary   Snohomish, WA

Learn more about Give a Note by visiting www.giveanote.org.

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