Music for schools – Company donates instruments

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation will donate $1 million in musical instruments to boost music education in schools.

“All too often today, funding for music education in public schools takes second chair to other programs,” said Chairman and CEO Bill Schultz. “It is up to us in the instrument industry to show educators how important an effect music has on every aspect of learning.”

Schultz will present the donation to VHI’s Save The Music Foundation. The gift is part of VH1’s weeklong “Save The Music Today!” charity event. Each morning between June 12-16, NBC News will host instrument manufacturers and music celebrities to support its fundraising drive.

Since its inception, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has generated 350 new instrumental music programs in 30 cities and donated more than $6 million in musical instruments to public schools.

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