2017 MIOS Tour – Enter the contest

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Contest is closed — Please vote for your favorite schools!

Give a Note Foundation and Radio Disney are ready to hit the road to celebrate the magic of music making!  We are celebrating our 5th birthday and Radio Disney’s 20th birthday with our 4th Music In Our Schools Tour.

IMG_8172The 2017 Tour will include 10 tour stops and will begin in mid-February and run through April.  Six schools will earn a Give a Note Foundation grant and a celebration concert for their community featuring a popular artist or band,  hosted by a Radio Disney personality.

This year,   four of our ten tour stops to recognize the winners of the Give a Note – Music Ed Matters Chapter Challenge.  These four tour stops will recognize the outstanding efforts of NAfME Tri-M Music Honor Society students and NAfME Collegiate members to raise funds to help support music education programs!  Instead of giving grants at these tour stops, Give a Note will celebrate the donation FROM the chapters TO Give a Note Foundation.


Who can enter the contest?

This contest is open to private and public schools serving students in grades K-12 within the United States (including the District of Columbia). Entrant Schools must have at least one part-time music educator on staff and must operate out of a building used solely for formal educational purposes.

Please read the 2017 MIOS – Music Inspires Contest Rules!

To enter for a chance to be one of the six schools awarded a grant during the 2017 Music In Our Schools Tour, schools need to submit a 30- to 60-second video of their ensemble performing a song that inspires them.  The deadline to submit video entries is November 10, 2016.  

Twelve schools in 6 geographic regions will be selected to move on as semi-finalists of the 2017 Music In Our Schools – Music Inspires Tour contest!  Voting will open up to the public on November 18, 2016. The school with the most votes in each region will win a stop on the 2017 tour!

What is needed to enter the contest?

This is simple – record a 30 – 60 second video of the school ensemble performing a song that is inspiring to the school or community and complete a short application!

The song may be your school song, an original song composed by your school or a representative of your school, or a song composed by another individual. If performing a song composed by another individual, schools are responsible for obtaining any required ASCAP, SEASAC or BMI licenses.

Ensembles can be of any age group, kindergarten through twelfth grade.  You can check out last year’s finalist here.

Complete the application

You will need to complete the application AND submit your video in order for to complete your entry.

This is the information you will need:

Ready to submit you application? Start Here

Submit your video:

To complete your entry, you will need your edited video (see format below) and consent forms for everyone in the video.  The Consent form will allow us to share your video on our website so friends/fans/families can vote for your school!

Submit the video performances along with signed 2017 Music In Our Schools Consent form for each student in the video through DropBox:

Open a free Dropbox account at Dropbox.com;

All performances should be recorded using a digital camera. The recording must be in high definition with an HD quality of 720 or 1080. A guide to explain what 720 and 1080 is can be found at http://www.geek.com/hdtv-buyers-guide/resolution/.

Only one video submission per Entrant School shall be accepted. In the case of multiple video submissions, the first submission shall constitute the Entrant School’s official entry and shall be the only video eligible for Contest participation.

I submitted the video, consent forms, and completed the application!  Now what?

You submitted everything before November 10, 2016, right?  Great!  On November 10, 2016 we will notify the 12 schools that are moving on to Round 2 (the voting round) by email.  We will also post and share the list of schools on social media.  We will include a link to a voting page for each division.  If you make it to Round 2 – it’s time to get the word out to friends/family/fans to VOTE. Voting will end on December 9, 2016!