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SABIAN Donates 100 Cymbals to Little Kids Rock

Feb 23, 2010

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In continued support of musical education in America's schools, leading cymbal maker SABIAN has donated 100 SBr cymbal sets to Little Kids Rock, an organization dedicated to bringing free musical instruments and music instruction to under-served schools across the US. "SABIAN is proud to support the Little Kids Rock initiative, and David Wish's dedication to bringing music education back to schools," said Stacey Montgomery-Clark, Vice President of Marketing, SABIAN. "Here at SABIAN, we believe that including music education in a child's academic curriculum is invaluable to their development, and fosters a lifetime appreciation for music." David Wish, Founder and Executive Director of Little Kids Rock, was on hand at the NAMM show to accept the donation and provide insight into the childhood music initiative. Wish said, "SABIAN has been instrumental in helping to establish successful music programs in public schools around the country. With this donation, SABIAN is again ensuring hundreds of children, ages K-12 nationwide, will be educated on the fundamentals of music." Given the current economic climate and the loss of music programs in schools, SABIAN's donation and the efforts of Little Kids Rock will focus on training more volunteer teachers and reaching more students who may not have the opportunity for music education. To date, it's estimated that Little Kids Rock has reached 85,000 under-served children in grades K-12. SABIAN has been a sponsor of Little Kids Rock for approximately five years, and has provided the organization with hundreds of cymbal sets.
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