CMA Foundation, VH1 Save The Music Foundation, And Hunter Hayes Support Music Education In Roanoke Public Schools
November 17, 2014 at 11:58 AM (PT)
The CMA FOUNDATION and the VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION have joined forces to support music education in ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (RCPS).
To celebrate the completion of funding music education programs offered in RCPS, HUNTER HAYES will be the featured guest at a special ticketed concert TONIGHT (11/17) showcasing the talents of 450 student musicians across the district. HAYES will speak on the impact of music in his life and the importance of keeping music education programs in schools.
"The CMA FOUNDATION is very proud to be a part of this important initiative," sad CMA CEO SARAH TRAHERN. "We are excited to partner with VH1 to help bring music education programs to students in ROANOKE, and hopefully create in these students a life-long appreciation for music."
After a five-year partnership with RCPS, a longtime goal of providing access to instrumental music education programs for students’ in ROANOKE was finally achieved due to the support of the CMA FOUNDATION’s $100,000 grant. 17 grantee schools and $510,000 worth of musical instruments have been donated to date, completing restoration of ROANOKE’s music programs.
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