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


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. 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.”

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“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:

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:

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

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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Media Contact:
Lindsay Sheldon
Give a Note Foundation
(703) 860-4000 ext. 230

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