The joyful sound of young people making good music is incomparable. Music is an integral part of every culture. Making music is exhilarating. Today’s school music programs, however, are being threatened by budget cuts that are making it extremely difficult to provide good music experiences.
The mission of the Community Education & Outreach Council is to benefit the needs of the community and the first project designed by this council was to build a fund to assist struggling school music programs.
Our Music Counts! Count Me In! Grants have grown from 14 in 2013 to 47 in 2019 and have totaled $82,265. Almost $23,000 in grants were awarded in 2018-2019. Each year in May, the CE&O Council hosts a Music Counts! Count Me In! Fundraiser to raise additional funds for this worthy cause.
The CE&O council thanks you for your support and urges you to think of a music teacher you may know who could use financial help and urge them to apply for a grant.