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For Immediate Release September 2012

Announcing the Winners of the 2012 Music for Your Schools Giveaway

New York, NY — This past spring and summer, in recognition of ever-tightening arts budgets in schools, Carl Fischer held a contest in which winners would be provided with a free year’s worth of band or orchestra music. Directors were required to submit an essay or video detailing their group’s needs and how they would benefit from winning the contest. We received thoughtful and diverse photos, videos, and essays from schools arou`nd the world, and we are delighted to announce the winners of our Music for Your Schools Giveaway:

The Chopticon High School Orchestra in Morganza, MD – directed by AnneMarie Karnbach –
     winner of six orchestra sets, levels 1-1.5

The Palm Springs High School Orchestral Strings Program in Palm Springs, CA – directed by Jason Powell -
     winner of six orchestra sets, levels 2-3

Susan E. Wiley Elementary School Band in Copiague, New York – directed by Karen Swenson –
     winner of eight band sets, levels 1-1.5

The American School of Antananarivo Band in Madagascar – directed by Nathan McMath –
     winner of six band sets, levels 2-3
     See their entry video here.

The Falmouth High School Band in Falmouth, MA – directed by Steve Edwards –
     winner of eight band sets, levels 4-5

We’d also like to share a photo of some of our 2011 winners: the students of the Riverside High School Band in El Paso, Texas, directed by Jason Lauturner

Riverside High School Band

Directors can join Carl Fischer’s e-mail list to stay informed about our next Music For Your Schools Giveaway in 2013.

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