CMA Music Fest To Collect Instruments For Students
May 14, 2009 at 2:21 PM (PT)
During the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, from JUNE 11th-14th The NASHVILLE ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION will be collecting gently-used band instruments for deserving students in the NASHVILLE METRO Public Schools. The ALLIANCE will be collecting instruments in the free Dr Pepper-McDonalds Family Zone in the Hall of Fame Park during the Festival.
The instruments will supplement the thousands of new instruments already purchased by CMA with funds from CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL. To date, CMA had donated more than $2 million to support music education in METRO Public Schools on behalf of the artists, who perform at the Festival for free, through a partnership with the NASHVILLE ALLIANCE known as "Keep the Music Playing."
"As artists we donate our time to the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL so that we're able to give back," said JAY DeMARCUS of RASCAL FLATTS, who is vice chair of CMA's Artist Relations Committee. "Music Education was very important in my life, and because of that, I'm able to do what I do today."
As an added incentive, McDONALDS is offering a coupon for a free Extra Value Meal for the first 500 donations received in the FAMILY ZONE.
For more information visit www.CMAfest.com.