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VH1 Saves the Music For Kids!

Posted on the 16 September 2011 by Mregina @justfundraising

VH1 Saves the Music For Kids!

Just in time for back to school fundraisers VH1 is restoring public music education in the US. VH1 is a non-profit organization that is committing itself to school music education programs and raising awareness of what music education can do for children’s development.

The VH1 save the music grant will award 50 grants, one in each state, for the school year. The grants support one music teacher to instruct the program that includes music as a core subject in their curriculum. Each state will receive brand new instruments to public elementary and middle schools. Each school will do their part in committing to a music teachers salary, maintaining repairs and supplies and including music classes during the school day. You can read up on what the average district gets (which aint too shabby!) at this link.

“As budgets continue to be cut it is now more important than ever that we work to keep music and the arts in our schools,” said Paul Cothran, Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. “While there is still much to be done, we are extremely excited to announce these new grants and hope that we can continue to help provide students with the benefits of music study.”

VH1 Save the Music Fundraising VH1 is also open to your fundraising help. You can contact them through their website for an VH1 Save The Music application to have your event officially sanctioned by them. You can also help support the students by sponsoring them or partnering with VH1 for the cause.

Heading into the fall, the Foundation is also excited to feature a series of fundraising events including the continuation of our Songwriters Music Series on September 22nd in Los Angeles with Colbie Caillait and the return of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation Family Day on October 22nd in New York.

Hats off to VH1 for keeping music education alive in the school system. Budget cuts have been rough the past couple of years. Nice to see someone fighting this important fight.

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