'Glee Give a Note' to Donate $1 Million to High School Arts Programs
The second season of 'Glee' is coming out on DVD tomorrow, and now Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has teamed up with the National Association for Music Education to announce the 'Glee Give a Note' campaign, which will donate $1 million to school arts programs across the country.
Here's how it works: Eligible high schools can submit videos about why their school deserves a grant on GleeGiveANote.com. Then, in December, a panel will name 73 schools that will receive grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.
Tip: the more creative, the better. Draw your inspiration from the New Directions crew and show 'em what you've got. Videos will be posted on the site on October 4 and be put up for public vote for 30 days. The panel will have the final vote, and notify the 73 winning schools will in December.
"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 of NAfME. "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!"
Get more information about the campaign on GleeGiveANote.com. 'Glee: The Complete Second Season' arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13.