Local Benefit Concert for Music Education in Connecticut
SpreadMusicNow and Band Together supporting a coalition of music education nonprofits
FAIRFIELD, CT – April 17, 2015 – SpreadMusicNow and Band Together – Connecticut-based non-profits dedicated to improving children’s lives through music education, today announced a benefit concert for Connecticut students. All proceeds from the event will support a coalition of organizations that provide music education to needy students, helping them develop skills for college, career and life success.
The concert, A Night at Studio 54 in Support of Music Education, will feature a dance and funk show channeling the popular NY nightclub Studio 54 and the scene from the 1970’s and 80’s made popular by Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Donna Summer, The O’Jays, Jackson Five, The Ohio Players and more. A student ensemble will perform at a reception prior to the concert, and several nonprofit leaders – themselves professional musicians – will join the stage as special guests.
SpreadMusicNow and Little Kids Rock Partner to Launch Modern Band Music Program in the Hartford Public Schools
National nonprofit partners with Connecticut-based foundation to donate music education resources for teachers to benefit more than 3,200 Hartford Public School students
This Saturday, dozens of Hartford Public School teachers will gather to rock out in an effort to give their students the opportunity to unlock their inner music-makers through an innovative Modern Band music program established through the SpreadMusicNow education fund and Little Kids Rock, a leading provider of free instruments and music instruction to U.S. Public schools.
The program is expected to provide music lessons to more than 3,200 students and includes a donation up to 2,000 musical instruments including guitars, drum sets and keyboards. It also incorporates professional development training in the Modern Band curricula for 60 teachers in the next three years, beginning this Saturday.
BeFoundation Awards $75,000 Grant To Support Norwalk Early College Academy
Students Graduate With High School Diploma and Associate in Applied Science Degree
BeFoundation announced a $75,000 grant to the Norwalk Education Foundation and Norwalk Public Schools to support Norwalk Early College Academy, Connecticut’s first “Pathways in Technology” Early College High School.
A collaboration with IBM, Norwalk Public Schools and Norwalk Community College, Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) is supported by public and private resources. NECA serves grades 9 to 14 and will enable students to graduate with both a high school diploma and a no cost Associate in Applied Science degree that will put graduates on the path to a good job.