Join Us for A SupportMusic Community Forum in Country Club Hills, Illinois

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On Thursday, April 6, The NAMM Foundation and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus head to Country Club Hills, Illinois, to celebrate the benefits of music education with Country Club Hills School District 160.

The district is one of three winners of The NAMM Foundation’s video contest that answered the question, "What Makes Music Education Great in My School or District?" See their winning video here!

Six students will record an original song and film a video on the Lennon Bus on Thursday, April 6. The SupportMusic Community Forum and student and community tours on the Lennon Bus are scheduled for the following day.

SupportMusic Community Forum

When: April 7
Time: 10-11 am
Where: Southwood Middle School Gymnasium

Please note: the Community forum will not be streamed LIVE on, but will be recorded and posted to YouTube after the event.


Monique Thurman - School Board Member
Leatha Stewart - Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
Dr. Antonia Hill - Principal, Meadowview School
Christopher Smith - Music Teacher, Southwood Middle School
James Donnelly - Community, Melody Mart Inc. (Music Store)
Eric White - Parent
Destane' Williams - Student

Closing remarks: Dr. Tawanda Lawrence, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology

About The SupportMusic Community Forum and John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Tour

Produced in collaboration with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, the Community Forum spring tour began in Scotts Valley, and continues in Country Club Hills, Illinois, and ends with a fall stop in New Hyde Park, New York.

 Tour Dates

2/21-2/23: Scotts Valley Unified, Scotts Valley, CA
4/6-4/7: Country Club Hills District 160, Country Club Hills, IL
TBD: Herricks UFSD, New Hyde Park, NY

Over the past few years, The NAMM Foundation has hosted 14 residencies in communities throughout the U.S.  View previous award-winning videos, community forums and music videos of songs created as part of each community residency by visiting The NAMM Foundation YouTube channel.

The NAMM Foundation believes that music education is a right for all children and that it is vital for a well-rounded education.  This recognition program, along with the Foundation’s other initiatives, including the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) promote community support for music programs in school districts to assure that all children have the opportunity to learn and grow with music.