Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Celebrity crowd gathers in Olympia to support music education

World renowned musicians ventured to Olympia today to show their support for Rep. Marcie Maxwell’s House Bill 1329, which makes it possible to create and sell “Music Matters” special license plates to benefit music education programs in Washington schools.

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

Alan White, drummer from the English rock band, Yes, and Michael McMorrow from the bands Blues Travelers and Stolen Ogre were among the crowd of supporters who gathered in Olympia today.

In the face of one of the most fiscally challenging times in our state’s history, budget cuts are near inevitable. That’s why Maxwell teamed up with Music Aid Northwest, a local non-profit organization, to provide this innovative solution to help fund music education.

The new law takes effect on January 1, 2012. For more details, please click here.