Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Now that’s music to my ears

Rep. Marcie Maxwell teamed up with Music Aid Northwest, a local non-profit organization, to provide an innovative solution to help supplement funding for music education statewide.

“We must acknowledge the essential value of music education and continue to promote a well-rounded curriculum for all Washington students,” Maxwell said.

Maxwell’s House Bill 1329, which is now on its way to the Governor’s desk, makes it possible to create and sell “music matters” special license plates to benefit music education programs in Washington schools.

“Rep. Maxwell’s skilled leadership and drive helped pave the way for a more promising future for music education statewide,” said Gigi White, Secretary of Music Aid Northwest and wife of Alan White, world famous drummer from the English rock ban, Yes. “We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference here in Washington state.”

For details on House Bill 1329, please click here.