The Music Moves© mission is to raise awareness of the need to support music education in public schools by partnering with the business community through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and production of annual concerts.
In order for public school band programs to survive it is necessary to become self sufficient and find ways to generate the income needed to keep the programs functioning.
Proceeds from concerts benefit music education programs not only in the Santa Clarita Valley, but as the program grows we can reach out to other school districts on a county, state, and eventually nationwide basis.
“Many documented studies show that children who study music and participate in school music programs are more adept at math, physics and science studies – and are more likely to attend university and earn degrees – a high return on investment for our communities to produce a well educated workforce”.
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