Music Aid Northwest and Washington Music Educators Association Announce 2019-2020 Music Matters Grants
Bellevue, Washington—The Music Matter Grant Committee, comprised of board members from Music Aid Northwest (MAN) and members of the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA), is pleased to announce that over $114,000 in grants will be awarded to schools across the state of Washington later this year.
The committee, which met in May, considered twenty-nine requests from twenty-seven districts spread across the entire state and totaling nearly $145,000, ultimately approving a total of twenty-five grants, ranging from $2500 to $6000.
The grants will be used to purchase everything from marimbas to choir risers.
“Music educators across our state continue to face huge challenges in providing the most basic music education,” says Music Aid Northwest president, Bob Tomberg. “The Music Matters grants help keep many struggling school music programs afloat so that our kids can experience the joy that comes from learning to sing and/or play an instrument.”
This year’s grant recipients are
- Adna Elementary School
- Elk Plain School of Choice
- Cashmere High School
- Esquire Hills Elementary School
- Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy
- Sacajawea Middle School
- Finley School District
- Kahlotus School
- Mabton Jr/Sr High School
- Evergreen Elementary School
- Frank Wagner Elementary School
- Pathfinder Kindergarten Center
- Onalaska High School
- Peninsula High School
- Rainier High School
- Rosalia School
- Catharine Blaine K-8 School
- Gatewood Elementary School
- Foss IB World School
- Shadow Lake Elementary School
- Tenino Middle School
- Thorp School District
- Evergreen Primary School
- Wapato Middle School
- Winlock Middle/High School
Schools awarded grants will be contacted by Washington Music Educators Association later this year to coordinate check presentations. Congratulations all!
Thank you to all who participated in this year’s process. If your school would like to apply for a Music Matters grant, please visit http://wmea.org