On Thursday March 7, the cast of Glee performed “Shout,” 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.
In honor of the 500 song milestone, throguh the end of the Glee television season, Columbia Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television will donate 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.
“Shout” will be performed during an episode titled “Girls (And Boys) On Film,” on Thursday, March 7 at 9:30-10:30PM ET on FOX. In this episode, the glee club is assigned to perform their favorite songs from a movie. Along with “Shout,” the episode will feature “Footloose” from Footloose, “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge and “Unchained Melody” from Ghost.
NAfME spotlights the importance of music education year round, but especially during its annual celebration of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) in March each year. This month, schools and communities around the country will participate in activities and initiatives to raise awareness of the benefits of learning music and the ways music empowers and enriches lives. This year’s theme is “Music Education – Orchestrating Success.”
Three other GaN supporters also offer ways to support the GaN Foundation’s efforts.
- Rivar’s of Albany, Indiana, which sells custom-designed and ready-to wear performance apparel, and is offering a free, limited edition t-shirt for each donation of $25 or more to Give a Note.
- Music & Arts is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of white and red rubber bracelets that read, “Music is My Passion.” Bracelets are being sold for $2 each at M&A retail stores and online. The company specializes in instrument rentals, music lessons and band and orchestra instrument sales and is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.
- In addition Jupiter (KHS-America) of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, is working with the Boston Brass ensemble to raise awareness about Give a Note Foundation and encourage donations at Boston Brass events.
Roz Fehr, NAfME managing editor for news, March 6, 2013. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)