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Give a Note Foundation Gives $1,000 to Eldorado Music Programs

The school was chosen for its excellent band, orchestra and chorus programs.

Watch the video of Danielle Bradbery's visit to Eldorado High School.

Eldorado High School received a $1,000 grant from the National Association for Music Education’s Give a Note Foundation as part of a Music in Our Schools Month celebration at the school on Monday.

The event also included a performance by country singer and 2013 winner of reality TV’s “The Voice” Danielle Bradbery. One of five stops on a national tour to celebrate March as National Music in Our Schools Month, Bradbery performed at a student assembly.

The Eldorado High School “Screaming Eagles” Jazz Band, under the direction of Brad Dubbs, opened the celebration.

“We are very proud of the jazz band and all our music programs,” said Eldorado Principal Martin Sandoval in accepting the grant on behalf of the school.

Eldorado was selected for the grant and the tour stop by the Give a Note Foundation in part for the achievements of the school’s music program.

“We worked with the state music education association to identify a school where music education is an important part of each student’s school day,” said Jane Balek of NAfME and the Give a Note Foundation.

“Studying and making music, whether it’s playing an instrument or singing or composing, is one of the most valuable ways kids can spend their time,” Balek added.

The tour also will make stops at schools in Houston, Oklahoma City, Nashville and Charlotte, N.C., before wrapping up March 8 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

In addition to the Give a Note Foundation, the tour is sponsored by Disney Performing Arts and Big Machine Label Group.

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