On Thursday March 7, the cast of Glee performed “Shout,” which was featured in the classic comedy Animal House. “Shout” marked the 500th musical performance for the Fox television series. The song was originally recorded by the Isley Brothers, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
Through May 31, in honor of the 500-song milestone, the Glee television season, Columbia Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television, are donating 100% of the net proceeds from U.S. downloads of the single “Shout” to the National Association for Music Education’s Give A Note Foundation (GaN).
In a statement producers said “Glee is proud to work alongside this foundation, which serves to expand and increase music education opportunities for all children.” Visit Give a Note for more information about its programs.
Glee and Give a Note Foundation previously joined forces to create the campaign GLEE Give A Note. Together a donation of $1 million to save struggling music programs was awarded to 73 winning schools throughout the United States.
Cast members performed “Shout” during an episode titled “Girls (And Boys) On Film.” In the episode, the glee club is assigned to perform their favorite songs from a movie. Along with “Shout,” the episode featured “Footloose” from Footloose, “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge and “Unchained Melody” from Ghost.
Roz Fehr, NAfME Managing Editor for News, May 15, 2013. © National Association for Music Education