Give a Note Foundation Announces 2016 Music In Our Schools Tour III Details, Encourages Teachers to Send Submissions by January 11, 2016

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After two successful Music In Our Schools bus tours with music artists Danielle Bradbery in 2014 and RaeLynn in 2015, Give a Note Foundation is excited to announce an even bigger reach in 2016, when six schools will receive grants for the music programs and celebration concerts.

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Give a Note Foundation President and Board Chair Beth Slusher at the 2016 Music in Our Schools Tour Announcement. Photo: Event Coverage Nashville

Give a Note celebrates and supports school music programs around the country to highlight the importance of all programs and the need for funding. We are so grateful to Radio Disney for their partnership with us in this important work.

Radio Disney on-air personality Brooke Taylor joined Give a Note President and Board Chair Beth Slusher on October 25 to announce the partnership for the third annual Music In Our Schools Tour to bring awareness to music education. Brooke and Beth delivered the news to music teachers from around the nation at the 2015 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National In-Service Conference in Nashville, TN.

Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®” is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.

Brooke Taylor and Beth Slusher celebrated the first two Music In Our Schools tours with Danielle Bradbery (2014) and RaeLynn (2015), followed by an announcement about the 2016 tour. This third tour will reach six schools across the nation. Thanks to a partnership with Radio Disney, this tour will have a farther reach than ever before. The first two tours were conducted by a charter bus; whereas the third tour will incorporate fly-in visits.

“I could not be more excited about where this partnership will take us, and which schools we will now be able to reach,” said Beth Slusher. “Give a Note celebrates and supports school music programs around the country to highlight the importance of all programs and the need for funding. We are so grateful to Radio Disney for their partnership with us in this important work.”

To enter for a chance to be one of the six schools awarded a grant during the 2016 Music In Our Schools Tour, schools need to submit a 30- to 60-second video of their ensemble performing a song that inspires them—it could be a school song, a planned performance, even a piece from the 2016 Concert for Music In Our Schools Month® repertoire. Visit bit.ly/2016MIOStour for contest rules and submission details. The deadline to submit video entries is January 11, 2016.

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Since 2011, Give a Note Foundation has conducted national awareness campaigns and raised funds to support and strengthen music education programs across the U.S. The programs have reached millions of parents and students and provided more than $1 million in direct grants to schools. Learn more about Give a Note Foundation at http://www.giveanote.org. Help give the gift of music! Text “MusicEd GAN” to 20222 to donate $10! Message & Data Rates May Apply. Details: http://www.giveanote.org/contribute/. You can follow Give a Note on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/giveanote, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/giveanote.

Media Contact: Jane Mell Balek, Give a Note Foundation, (703) 860-4000 ext. 228, Janeb(at)giveanote.org

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