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Danielle Bradbery to promote music education in schools with week-long tour

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Danielle Bradbery to promote music education in schools with week-long tour

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Feb 16, 2014

“The Heart of Dixie” singer Danielle Bradbery, the youngest-ever winner of “The Voice,” will embark on a national bus tour to promote the importance of music education on our schools. The 17-year-old singer has joined forces with Give a Note Foundation and Disney Performing Arts for the Music In Our Schools tour, which runs from March 2-8.

Kicking off March’s National Music In Our Schools Month, the cross-country bus tour will spotlight music education and the benefits music teachers bring to their students and school communities. A highlight of the tour stops will be a performance by Bradbery at each high school. She will also address the students at each school.
 
Says Bradbery in a prepared statement, “This is a great way to reach kids my age and show them that the skills they learn in music can help them to be successful in life. Through music, I’ve learned the value of persistence and working hard to make my dreams come true, and I look forward to sharing that with students and others during the tour.”
 
Departing March 2 from the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., the tour will visit high schools in five cities: Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, N.M. (March 3); Cypress Ranch High School near Houston, Texas (March 4); Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, Okla. (March 5); Antioch High School near Nashville (March 6); and Northwest School for the Arts in Charlotte, N.C. (March 7). The tour will conclude March 8 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where Bradbery will perform at Festival Disney, a national competitive music festival where top school bands, instrumental and vocal ensembles compete with other schools from across the country.