I wanted to share this important opportunity in its entirety… (oh, and if you apply, send us a copy of your submission with us. We’d love to share it!)
‘Glee’ Puts Up Guaranteed $1-Million Donation For Music Programs
Posted: September 10, 2011 @ 8:34 am PST by: Sean Comer
It’s about time life got a little nudge toward imitating art in the most positive possible sense.
With the third season of Fox’s “Glee” just around the bend, creator Ryan Murphy, Fox and the National Association for Music Education have an impressive idea for giving back to what one must consider not just the show’s core fanbase, but the very young people that inspired it in the first place.
Enter the “Glee Give A Note” contest. With both state and federal public education budgets often stretched thread-bare – and in my lifetime, when haven’t they been? – it’s tragically still too common that music and art programs often suffer the very first cuts.
It’s absolutely the harshest nugget of truth behind “Glee“: don’t forget, Mr. Schuster was originally told that if he wanted his precious Glee club so badly, $60 a month would come from somebody’s pocket, and it damn sure wouldn’t be from the school district’s.
Between now and Oct. 10, any school submitting a two-minute-max video explaining how its at-risk music programs enrich students lives and better their futures will be eligible to receive one of 73 awards totaling up to $50,000 – a total $1-million guaranteed donation to programs across America.
Every student under 18 years old must obtain signed parental consent before they can appear in the video, and submissions must be made by a school principal via this link. Videos will be voted on by fans between Oct. 11 and Nov. 7.