Entering, it’s 4th year, the Toyota Giving partnership with VH1 Save The Music has granted over $110,000 to support school music programs in Chicago, New Orleans and Las Vegas with the support of Artists, festival goers and media.
According to music teacher, Mr. David Short, being in the choir completely turned around one student’s life. He recalls of Jacob Muneda (name changed for anonymity): “After a tumultuous freshman year of fights, suspension, truancy, and poor grades, I thought for sure...
“Andre’ was very excited that we were finally going to have a school band. I told him to focus on his grades and we would talk in December to see how he was progressing...– Connie Sparacello, Music Teacher at John L. Ory Communication Arts Magnet School in Louisiana
“It is viral and inspirational. I can use the positive example for my own classroom settings to motivate students. - music teacher at workshop clinic.