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The Power of “And”

By Chiho Feindler

12 Years of Work to Implement Music Education Statewide When I was asked to share my thoughts on the experience I’ve had working in West Virginia, I couldn’t help but find it remarkable as I began to unpack the journey we have been on, the lives we’ve touched, and the...

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West Virginia Music Saves 2009-2021

By Lia Peralta

In partnership with the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History led by its Curator Randall Reid-Smith, Save The Music has jump started over 100 school music programs in West Virginia, with investments and partnerships in each of the state’s 55 counties....

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Why are Schools Cutting Music Programs?

By Lia Peralta

When Save The Music started in 1997, music education funding cuts in public schools were on the rise. School boards and superintendents often cited economic strain as a justification for schools cutting music programs from the regular schedule and relegating music and...

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Save The Music The Leading Music Charity for Children

Who We Are Today: The Leading Music Charity for Children

By Lia Peralta

Since 1997, Save The Music has been one of the leading music charities for children. If you’re mostly familiar with our program history, a lot has changed over time. Most of our supporters are foundations and other philanthropic funders focused on the communities we serve. Our grants now cover a full sequential offering for K-12 […]

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Band Fundraisers

By Lia Peralta

Save The Music loves school bands! As an organization dedicated to the vision of every student in every school making music as part of their school day, bands are our life. That being said, Save The Music doesn’t make grants to or raise money or funds for individual...

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