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Save the Music Foundation grants to reverberate through Wood County middle schools


Blennerhassett, Edison and Hamilton middle schools in Wood County will receive matching grants through the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the Save The Music Foundation. 

Twelve schools were chosen this year. 

“I could not be more proud of West Virginia’s partnership with the Save The Music Foundation. Making sure that our children have music as an outlet to express themselves is so important; it engages students, drives achievement, and brings off-the-charts goodness to our classrooms,” Gov. Jim Justice said. “I truly believe that music and all the arts are part of the fabric of who we are as a state, and I’m so happy that this partnership is providing more and more children with opportunities to find their passion for music.” 

The middle schools will receive an average value of $40,000 in musical instruments and ongoing program management materials through the program. 

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