LOS ANGELES -- Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and the National Association for Music Education have announced "GLEE Give a Note," a campaign to donate $1 million to school arts programs across the country. Starting today, eligible high schools are invited to submit videos about why their school deserves a grant at www.GleeGiveANote.com.
In December 2011, after two rounds of voting, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will name the 73 schools that will receive grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.
High school students everywhere are encouraged to harmonize, boogie or conduct their submission in video form - the more creative, the better. On October 4, eligible entries will be posted on www.GleeGiveANote.com and put up for public vote for 30 days. A panel composed of NAfME members will conduct a final vote and the 73 winning schools will be notified in December. There will be three grand prizes of $50,000 each; 10 first prizes of $25,000 each; and 60 second prizes of $10,000 each.
"Millions of kids are attending schools where music programs have been cut. Each week, GLEE is sticking up for school music, giving a voice to students and teachers who understand that music is essential to a complete education," said Michael A. Butera, executive director, National Association for Music Education. "Our organization is fighting every day to keep music in our schools so that every kid has the chance to experience it. With GLEE's support of music education programs, millions of students won't have to stop believing!"
"We are thrilled about the extraordinary success of Glee on DVD, as it is a true reflection of the fans appetite for this phenomenal series," said Mary Daily, executive vice president for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. "One dollar for every Blu-ray and DVD sold with a $1 million dollar guaranteed donation will go towards saving music and arts programs in public schools through the Glee Give a Note Project."