ASCAP, The ASCAP Foundation, Logan’s Roadhouse and Jerrod Niemann presented a $3300 check to the Centennial High School Orchestra on Monday (Feb. 8) as part of collective efforts to support school music programs.
The check was presented to school officials and student orchestra members during a presentation ceremony held in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Funds will be used to purchase instruments such as violins and a cello, as well as new strings, tuners and microphones.
Niemann, CEO of Logan’s Roadhouse Sam Borgese and Vice President of ASCAP Nashville Membership Michael Martin were in attendance to present the grant.
Niemann spoke to students, offering encouragement to follow their passion for music. “Dedicating your life to music offers a unique kind of give and take. You give it all you’ve got, music can take you anywhere,” he said. “That’s why I’m proud to team up with Logan’s and The ASCAP Foundation. We all believe in giving kids the opportunity to find a way to express themselves through the gift and love of music.”
“Logan’s Roadhouse believes in music and its power to make the world a better place. We also believe that great music comes from encouraging students like these,” said Borgese. “We are thrilled to support these students and the school so that together they can continue to enrich the lives of people around the world with their music.”
“Music education in schools is so valuable−not only is it a launching pad for the songwriters of tomorrow, it is known to improve many other facets of learning. We applaud Logan’s Roadhouse for their tremendous efforts to nurture music creators of all level. The ASCAP Foundation is proud to collaborate with Logan’s on this charitable initiative,” said ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams.
In addition to this grant, Logan’s Roadhouse recently announced $25,000 of funding to school music program across the country. This is the latest effort in Logan’s Roadhouse’s dedication to supporting emerging artists.
In 2015, Borgese and Williams announced a joint effort to support emerging artists through the Music City Live! Tour, naming Niemann as the tour’s spokesperson and mentor. Music City Live! will kick off in early summer and the artists will be showcased at specially-selected Logan’s Roadhouse locations throughout the country.
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