VH1 To Award Morris Jeff Community School $60K Save The Music Grant

NEW ORLEANS – The Morris Jeff Community School is the recipient of a $60,000 grant from VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

         The school will celebrating Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Morris Jeff Community School, 211 S. Lopez St., at 11:00 a.m., with a grant presentation that will feature a performance by Morris Jeff students along with special musical guest The Presidio Brass Quintet.

         The school will use the funds to create a band program for its middle school students, reps said. The grant will also provide 35 band instruments for students, along with method books, music stands, music racks and staff training.

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         Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.; Sarah Usdin, Orleans Parish School Board district member; Chiho Feindler, VH1 Save The Music Foundation senior director of programs and policy; and Patricia Perkins, Morris Jeff Community School principal will be in attendance at the grant presentation.


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