VH1 Save The Music, SpreadMusicNow donation

VH1 Save The Music, SpreadMusicNow donation
Posted on 10/16/2017

On Monday, Oct. 23, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and SpreadMusicNow will present donations at Park Avenue School to support music education in Danbury Public Schools.

With the support of a $50,000 gift from SpreadMusicNow, VH1 Save The Music donated new instruments, equipment, professional development and program support all valued at $180,000 to this fall’s music programs at Morris Street, Park Avenue and South Street schools. Music students from all three schools along with their music teachers will present a lesson/performance at 9:30 a.m. followed by a presentation of SpreadMusicNow’s donation.

Founded in 1997, VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Over the last 20 years, the foundation has donated $53 million worth of new instruments to more than 2,000 schools in 251 districts nationwide. SpreadMusicNow invests in music education for under-served youth, helping to shape their futures and build lifelong success. Founded in 2014, SpreadMusicNow has made nearly $1 million in grants to music education programs in Connecticut and beyond.

“SpreadMusicNow is proud to partner with Danbury Public Schools and VH1 Save The Music Foundation in closing opportunity gaps in music education,” said SpreadMusicNow Co-Founder Richard Wenning. “We believe all children deserve the learning experiences this partnership enables and commend Danbury Public Schools for their leadership and commitment.”

There are 115 Danbury elementary school students who will directly benefit from the program, although the program will result in a positive impact on the entire district.

“The majority of our students come from families that live below the federal poverty level and so our partnership with VH1 Save The Music is truly a blessing for so many underprivileged children,” said Dr. Bill Glass, DPS deputy superintendent. “Without this partnership the idea of playing a musical instrument would be an unattainable dream, but now it is a reality. Words do not suffice to express how grateful we are."

#Danbury Board of Education#