March 10, 2006– In honor of “Music In Our Schools Month” in March, Time Warner Cable San Diego and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation have partnered to donate $25,000 in flutes, trombones, drums and other musical instruments to help restore San Diego City public school music education programs.
Students from Creative, Performing and Media Arts Middle School in Clairemont will be celebrating the instruments they received at the beginning of the school year this Friday at 10 a.m. in the school’s auditorium at 5095 Arvinels Ave., San Diego. The event will feature a musical band performance, giving school officials and community members the opportunity to see first-hand what a positive impact music programs have on its students.
“These donations bring the VH1 Save The Music Foundation considerably closer to next year’s 10th anniversary goal of bringing music education programs to one million public school students,” said Paul Cothran, executive director, VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
Save The Music will continue to work with TWC San Diego to ensure that students of the San Diego City Schools system receive the benefits of music education. The two groups initially partnered in 2002 and have since provided new musical instruments valued at $125,000 to help restore music programs in five local schools.
“This year’s donation exemplifies Time Warner Cable’s commitment to our public schools in our community,” said Marc Farrar, Vice President Public Affairs. “We are happy to continue supporting VH1 Save The Music and giving the gift of music education to the students in the San Diego City School District. It is imperative that we continue to increase awareness about the importance of music education.”
About VH1 Save The Music Foundation
VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America’s public schools by restoring music education programs in cities across the U.S. and raising awareness of the importance of music participation for our nation’s youth. Since 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has provided more than $30 million worth of new musical instruments to over 1,200 schools in 80 communities, affecting the lives of more than 700,000 public school children.
About Time Warner Cable San Diego
Time Warner Cable San Diego is a division of Time Warner, the world's first fully integrated media, communications, and entertainment company. Time Warner Cable owns and operates the world's most advanced and best-clustered cable television operations serving nearly 11 million households in the United States. More than 900 local employees serve customers in the San Diego, Desert Cities and Barstow areas with cable television, high speed online and digital telephone services over a fiber-rich broadband network. More information is available at www.twcsd.com.