On Wednesday (1/29) at San Diego’s ABC10 News, Joe Little reports that the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, Chula Vista Elementary School District, and San Diego County Office of Education Visual and Performing Arts have partnered with VH1 Save The Music Foundation to help provide music education for area schoolchildren. “The Chula Vista Elementary School District is getting a musical boost from cable music channel VH1. The network and its Save the Music Foundation announced Wednesday the district is one of two districts nationwide to partner with the foundation. The foundation will purchase $30,000 worth of musical equipment for every CVESD school to hire a full-time music teacher beginning next school year. It’s a huge grant when you consider there are 45 schools in the district. Four schools have already made their hires for next year.” Last winter, music returned to Chula Vista elementary schools for the first time in fifteen years through a partnership between the San Diego Youth Symphony and the school district, previously reported at the Hub. The ABC10 site includes video of musicians at Lauderbach Elementary School. More information is available at the San Diego Youth Symphony website www.sdys.org/media

Posted February 3, 2014