Clark Montessori Jr. and Sr. High Music Department is one of the winners of the "Glee Give a Note Contest" presented by 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and its new Give a Note Foundation. The "Glee Give a Note" campaign, which started over three months ago, will distribute $1 million to 73 schools nationwide in grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to help save struggling music programs. Clark Montessori won the grand prize of $50,000.
"We are all so excited and just can't believe it," said Chris Weber, orchestra teacher. "With so many great entries, we are honored to be chosen."
Clark's students were among thousands across the country who created submissions in video form during an open call for entries in September. In October, the eligible entries were posted on www.gleegiveanote.com and put up for public vote for one month. During this time, students launched a massive grassroots campaign to win votes. A panel composed of NAfME members conducted a final round of judging and, together with the public vote, determined the winning programs.
To see a list of all the winning schools and view the submissions, visit www.GleeGiveANote.com.