Music plays a huge role in our home. Our son plays 3 instruments and has been enamored with music and instruments, since infancy. As a parent, I cannot imagine his world, without music. It's who he is. For so many children, a world without music education is becoming reality.
VH1 Save The Music Foundation is fighting to preserve music education and enrichment programs for our youth. They held their Annual VH1 Save The Music Family Day - a free, family fun day that was open to the public - at The Anderson School in New York. The daylong festival saw over 1,400 guests and featured live performances from TBNB and Out of Ideas, both a part of the “Come Join The Band!” music school. An exciting live deejay set was performed by nine-year-old sensation DJ Fulano [a protégé of DJ Cassidy]. Congressman Jerrold Nadler was also in attendance, showing his support for the interactive music expo that gave children of all ages a stage to express their love of music, culture and creativity.
Throughout the day, friends and families had the opportunity to play, learn, share and celebrate music. The festival offered a number of fun activities including: “Welcome To The Jungle” interactive stations, “Try This” Instrument Discovery Zone, “We Got The Beat” Drum Circle presented by NAMM, Juice Box Rated Workshops hosted by Disney, Rock ‘N Read Story Time with Tracy Delio and more. In the parking lot, the street vendor food showcase included La Bella Torte, Toum, Coolhaus and Palenque Homemade Colombian, all of who donated 10% of each sale to benefit the Foundation.
Overall, the day was tons of fun for families and a huge success for the Foundation. Such a great cause!
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. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children.
For More on VH1 Save The Music Foundation visit: http://www.vh1savethemusic.com/