WHO: Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho; representatives from VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Miami-Dade Schools; South Dade Middle School Principal John Galardi, Music teacher Nicole Vasconcelos, and approximately 500 7th- and 8th-grade students
WHAT: VH1 Save The Music Foundation to Donate Instruments to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS)
WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017 • 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: South Dade Middle School
29100 S.W. 194th Ave.
Miami, FL 33030
WHY: Representatives from VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Miami-Dade County Public Schools will be unveiling instruments at South Dade Middle School. The benefits of music education are astounding, and studies have consistently shown the positive effect music education has on a child’s academic performance, sense of community, self-expression and self-esteem.
VH1 Save The Music Foundation has developed strategic partnerships with school districts to build sustainable instrumental music programs by providing grants of new musical instruments to public elementary and middle schools.
VISUALS: Display of new instruments
Performances by South Dade Middle School orchestra and band
CONTACTS: M-DCPS Chief Communications Officer Daisy Gonzalez-Diego – 305-995-2060 / DGONZALEZDIEGO@dadeschools.net
Chiho Okuizumi Feindler, Senior Director of Programs and Policy, VH1 Save The Music Foundation – 212-846-7155 / email@example.com
About Miami-Dade County Public Schools:
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is America’s fourth-largest school system. With a diverse enrollment of more than 356,000 students from more than 100 countries, M-DCPS offers innovative educational programs at its more than 465 schools, including elementary, K-8 centers, middle, senior high schools, and alternative, specialized and vocational centers. Students and their families have an active voice in choosing learning opportunities that foster academic excellence, school-to-career pathways and real-world learning with more than 600 choice options.
About VH1 Save The Music Foundation:
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Founded in 1997, VH1 Save The Music was the first organization in existence dedicated to restoring music programs in America's schools. For 20 years, the foundation has donated over $53 million worth of new musical instruments to over 2,000 public schools in 257 school districts around the country – impacting the lives of millions of public school students. Learn about the foundation: www.vh1savethemusic.org.
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