On October 3, 2017 eligible school districts throughout the U.S. are invited to submit an online application with a link to an original one-minute student-produced and faculty-advised video on the theme, “What makes music education great in my school district?”
Since 2014, The NAMM Foundation has hosted 14 residencies in communities throughout the U.S. celebrating music education students and teachers, as well as school and community leaders who support music education opportunities for all students.
One school district will be selected to receive a two-day residency with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, guided tours of the Bus as well as the opportunity for a group of students to work with Lennon Bus producers and engineers to write, record, and create a music video for an original song. During the two-day residency, The NAMM Foundation will host a town hall event to showcase music programs in the district and feature performing groups, teachers and school administrators sharing their stories of the value and importance of music education for school and community.
"My experience was life changing, and I’m not exaggerating. It gave me a new outlook on my life, my abilities, and my confidence." - Julia Feldman, Herricks High student on recording inside the Lennon Bus.
See The NAMM Foundation’s YouTube Channel for examples of previous entries.
Read official RULES here. No purchase necessary. Submission period ends Jan. 31, 2018.
Selected school district will be notified on or about December 11, 2017.