Music Education Students Raise More Than $10,000 for Give a Note Foundation

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Tri-M Music Honor Society® chapters and Collegiate NAfME chapters competed to raise money for schools in underserved communities. The two Tri-M and two collegiate chapters that raised the most money for Give a Note also gained a spot on the 2017 Music In Our Schools Tour.

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Marblehead High School's (MA) Tri-M Chapter. Photo courtesy: Julie Frias.

Give a Note is important to us because our music department thrives, and we know how amazing it is to have a safe place to express ourselves through music.

Last October-December, Give a Note Foundation hosted a #MusicEdMatters giving campaign, and 18 Tri-M® and four NAfME Collegiate chapters competed to raise the most funds. Altogether, these 22 student chapters raised more than $10,000 for Give a Note, an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

The two Tri-M and two collegiate chapters that raised the most money for Give a Note also gained a spot on the 2017 Music In Our Schools Tour [see giveanote.org]. These upcoming stops on the Tour will feature check presentations from the winning student chapters to Give a Note Foundation, to help provide grants for more schools. These schools have also invited young students from local elementary and middle schools to join them in a performance and to enjoy a celebration concert by a Radio Disney artist during the Tour stops at their schools.

One of the winning Tri-M schools was Marblehead High School in Marblehead, MA. “Give a Note is important to us because our music department thrives, and we know how amazing it is to have a safe place to express ourselves through music,” said Marblehead’s Tri-M President Margaret Ross, a senior at Marblehead High School. “We want everyone to have the chance to express themselves through music.”

“These presentations will be wonderful ‘pay it forward’ moments,” said Give a Note CEO Jane Mell Balek. “I am so proud of these generous and hard-working students who have demonstrated what leading and serving look like.”

The four student chapters that will be on the 2017 Music In Our Schools Tour as a result of raising the most funds for Give a Note are:

  •     March 3: University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO (Collegiate winner)
  •     March 10: Collinsville High School, Maryville, IL (Tri-M winner)
  •     April 6: Marblehead High School, Marblehead, MA (Tri-M winner)
  •     April 7: Rhode Island College, Providence, RI (Collegiate winner)

Follow the 2017 Tour by following Give a Note on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@GiveANote) and following the hashtags #MusicInspires and #MIOStour.

The following Tri-M chapters raised donations for Give a Note:

  •     Marblehead High School: Marblehead, MA — $1150
  •     Collinsville High School: Collinsville, IL — $887.58
  •     North Forsyth High School: Cumming, GA — $881.00
  •     Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Parkland, FL — $679.90
  •     Half Hollow Hills High School West: Dix Hills, NY — $600
  •     Old Mill High School: Millersville, MD — $618
  •     PHS Tri-M Society — $525
  •     Bethel High School: Bethel, CT — $510
  •     McLean High School: McLean, VA — $505
  •     Cooperative Middle School: Stratham, NH — $500
  •     BASIS Phoenix: Phoenix, AZ — $500
  •     Loudoun County High School: Leesburg, VA — $500
  •     Edison High School: Edison, NJ — $500
  •     Olmsted Fall High School: Olmsted Falls, OH — 464.81
  •     Riverside High School: Rd Durham, NC — $134
  •     Desert Mountain High School: Scottsdale, AZ — $50
  •     Immaculate Conception High School: Montclair, NJ — $35
  •     Lake High School: Millbury, OH — $35

The following NAfME Collegiate Chapters raised donations for Give a Note:

  •     University of Central Missouri: Warrensburg, MO — $636
  •     Rhode Island College: Providence, RI — $343
  •     Ohio State University: Columbus, OH — $30
  •     University of Memphis: Memphis, TN — $10

In its five years, Give a Note has provided over $1.2 million in grants to reach more than 55,000 students in underserved communities across the United States.

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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 GNF” to 20222 to donate $10! Message & Data Rates May Apply. Details: http://www.giveanote.org/contribute/. You can follow Give a Note on Twitter and Instagram @GiveANote, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/giveanote.

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