Three Danbury elementary schools will share a $105,000 grant for music programs. The money for Park Avenue, Morris Street and South Street schools comes from the VH1 ‘Save the Music’ program.
Save the Music partnered with SpreadMusicNow. The Redding-based nonprofit funds music instruction provided through school systems and has already provided 35 instruments from trombones to flutes to students at each of these schools.
115 students will directly benefit from the program.
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Bill Glass says without this partnership, the idea of playing a musical instrument would be an unattainable dream for many students. The money will be presented at Park Avenue School on October 23rd. More than 30 students will perform at the presentation.