Filed under: Music | Tags: music aid northwest, Music Matters LIVE, Paramount Theater, STG, Synergia
STG and Synergia Northwest
Come support STG and Synergia Northwest on May 12, at 8pm at the Paramount Theater! Music Matters “LIVE” raises funds to provide extended learning, enrichment and performance opportunities to Northwest area music students while raising awareness of Music Aid Northwest’s new “Music Matters” specialty license plate. Tickets available at STG Presents, with discounted prices for kids available.
“It’s all about celebrating the extraordinary talents of our region’s young people and raising awareness for youth music in the Northwest, something that is very close to my heart.” Gerard Schwarz, Conductor, Musical Director Seattle Symphony
Filed under: Music | Tags: Alan White and Good Company, Heart, license plates, music aid northwest, Music Matter
MUSIC AID NORTHEWEST
This Saturday, January 14, at Big Daddy’s Place in Woodinville, Music Aid Northwest will host Play It Forward II, the official kick-off event for our Music Matters license plates to fund music programs in Washington schools. Unfortunately the event is sold out, so for those who are unable to attend in person, a live stream will be broadcast at 6:30 on myseattlenightout.com/entertainment. The evening will include Steve Fossen and Mike Derosie of Heart, Alan White and Good Company, Jammin Challenge Band Contest, and “Elvis” aka Tracy Alan Moore.
Supporting school music programs could soon become as easy as driving your car around the block. Music Aid Northwest successfully pushed a bill through the Washington State Legislature to create a “Music Matters” specialty license plate that people can purchase for their vehicle. A portion of the sales would go toward bolstering music programs in Washington schools. Music Aid Northwest board member Alan White (drummer for Yes and Plastic Ono Band) recently said of the proposed “Music Matters” license plate bill, “The program will generate much needed funds on a voluntary basis”. Plates would initially cost $40, with a renewal fee of $30. After passing through both the house and senate, the bill is currently awaiting a signature from Governor Gregoire. To support the “Music Matters” license plate proposal, you can contribute to the $35,000 start-up cost Music Aid Northwest needs for the program, or download an “intention to purchase” form for the license plate here to send back to the organization. See the hyperlink above for more info.
Music Aid Northwest
Music Aid Northwest, a local music supporting non-profit, is attempting to create a “Music Matters” specialty car license plate. The proceeds from these plates will go to music programs in schools. It will be self perpetuating income stream for music programs paid for by music lovers who want to own a license plate with no cost to government. There is a moratorium on license plates which Music Aid Northwest is attempting to lift. To help in these efforts, Music Aid Northwest is inviting people to attend Judy Clibborn’s town hall meeting on Saturday, February 20th 9:30am – 11:30am at Hazelwood Elementary School (7100 – 116th Ave SE, Newcastle, WA 98056). Judy is chairperson of the transportation committee and she denied a hearing for Music Aid Northwest’s license plate bill. Please attend to show your support for Music Matters. Without a hearing the bill did not progress to even be considered by the legislature. If they can get her to allow it to proceed next year, our efforts will finally be rewarded.