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Stories Matter: Wellpinit School District

By Samantha Manus

BACKGROUND Located within the boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington state, Wellpinit is a small rural town of approximately 2,100 people. The overall unemployment rate is 25.84% and the poverty rate is 32.7%, both more than double the national...

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Sound Start music education grant program

Sound Start foundation’s work from coast to coast

By Lia Peralta

In May 2018, Sound United launched the Sound Start Foundation, with an ambitious goal to donate 10,000 instruments to children worldwide by the 2020-2021 school year. In the first few months of this partnership, the Sound Start foundation and Save The Music delivered...

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Emily Estefan celebrates music education grant in Miami

Bringing the beat back to Miami

By Lia Peralta

After almost a decade, music will finally be heard again at Filer Middle School in Hialeah, FL. Together with JetBlue, we delivered instruments part of our Core Band Grant. The decision was prompted by a former band teacher and group of alumni who advocated to bring...

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Music education grant in New Orleans

The power of playing it forward

By Lia Peralta

Earlier this year, the Central Bucks School District in Doylestown, PA held their annual concert to benefit Save The Music.   The show has been taking place since 2004, but in 2018, the stakes were higher—if they raised $35,000, they could fund an instrument...

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Music education grants in New Britain

New Britain Elementary School Rebuild

By Jaclyn Rudderow

On April 19th, 2018, we celebrated the completion of our district-wide rebuild of elementary band programs in the Consolidated School District of New Britain in Connecticut.

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