Wednesday, May 25, 2011

VH1 Save The Music Foundation hits the right note in New Haven

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation, in conjunction with Comcast, recently announced a $90,000 donation of new musical instruments for New Haven Public Schools.
The presentation took place at the Mauro Sheridan Elementary School, which is a past grant recipient school located at 191 Fountain St, according to a statement.
There, the foundation executives announced a combined $90,000 worth of new musical instruments from this year and last year’s grant to Katherine Brennan/Clarence Rogers School, Beecher Museum Magnet School of Arts and Sciences and Worthington Hooker, the statement said.

The donation is part of an ongoing effort by the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Comcast to ensure that all students in the New Haven Public Schools receive music education as part of their core curriculum, the statement said.

Since 2005, the Foundation has donated $310,000.00 worth of new musical instruments to 11 New Haven Public Schools, the statement said.

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $47 million in new musical instruments to 1,750 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.6 million children, the statement said.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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