Six School Music Programs to Win Prizes
Heid Music Marks “Music in Our Schools Month” with Giveaway
School budgets are making headlines and leading newscasts in Wisconsin these days. Reductions are widespread, but some subject areas are more likely to be cut. Nearly a quarter of Wisconsin schools surveyed are cutting back on music programs by eliminating sections and courses or increasing class sizes. Sixty percent of students in those surveyed districts will experience cuts in art, music and physical education, according to the November 2011 Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators budget survey.
Heid Music strongly believes in the benefits of music education. For example, studies show music students tend to get better grades and higher test scores than their peers, participation in music education boosts students’ social lives and improves teamwork skills, and music enhances the process of learning. To support the valuable school music programs in our area, Heid Music’s five Wisconsin locations are honoring Music in Our Schools Month with a major giveaway. Music educators, students and supporters can enter “The Big Six Giveaway” for the chance to win one of six prizes for their schools:
- Yamaha Concert Select Silent Violin valued at $1,025
- D’Addario prize package of selected accessories valued at $250
- Ludwig 5 x 14 Supra Phonic Snare Drum sponsored by Conn-Selmer
- Hal Leonard sheet music selected by the school, valued at $200
- $100 Heid Music gift card, allowing the school to select the best-suited items
- School-selected band, orchestral or choral arrangements from Alfred Music valued at $100
Heid Music is hosting “The Big Six Giveaway” on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/heidmusic.
Each user can add an entry by uploading a photo to represent a favorite school music program and leaving a comment about the importance of the program Facebook fans do the voting, and the six schools with the most votes on April 2, 2012, will choose among the prize packages. (Each person is allowed one entry, but multiple people can enter for the same school program.) Additional details and terms are available on the contest page.
Founded in 1948, Heid Music has locations in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Rapids and most recently, Madison. Heid Music offers band instruments and orchestra instruments for beginners to professionals. Piano sales include Clavinova, Boston, Essex, Kohler & Campbell; Heid Music is one of only a handful of dealers to carry both Steinway and Yamaha in their showrooms. Along with guitars, amps and drums, Heid Music also features sheet music, music lessons and musical instrument repair. Visit http://www.heidmusic.com/ to learn more.