On October 1, 2016, Give a Note Foundation launched the Music Ed Matters initiative to provide fundraising opportunities for any and all who believe and share in our mission to nurture, grow, and strengthen music education opportunities for all.
Give a Note Foundation enlisted the help of National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Tri-M® and Collegiate chapters. Chapters from across the nation competed against one another to increase awareness and donations for the Foundation during the giving season as part of the Give a Note “Music Ed Matters” Chapter Challenge. Each chapter created their own fundraising page and hosted multiple fundraising events!
The four chapters – two Tri-M and two Collegiate – that raised the MOST donations between October 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, have earned their schools a stop on the 2017 Music In Our Schools Tour, including a celebration concert in their community featuring a popular band or artist!
We applaud the 18 Tri-M chapters and 4 Collegiate chapters that committed their time and energy to this challenge. Together they raised over $9,000 to go directly towards school music programs in underfunded communities.
- 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
- Lake High School: Uniontown, Ohio — $548
- Piper High School: Kansas City, Kansas — $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
- 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