Date published: January 1, 2012
Ravaged by tornadoes last summer, Missouri's Joplin High School Vocal Music Department was recently selected as winners in the Glee Give a Note Contest, presented by Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and its new Give a Note Foundation. The Glee Give a Note campaign plans to distribute $1 million nationwide in grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 designed to relieve struggling music programs.
Thousands of students across the country created video submissions for an open call for entries in September. In October, the eligible entries were posted on www. GleeGiveANote.com for public vote for one month. A panel composed of NAfME members conducted a final round of judging and, together with the public vote, determined the winning programs.
The stated mission of the Give a Note Foundation is to expand and increase music education opportunities for all children, especially those in low- wealth and underserved areas of America. To learn more, visit www.giveanote.org