Monday, April 07, 2008

John Mayer's Back To You Fund Provides Inner City Students With Musical Start

Fifth grader Tyler Greer, 10, plays the cello during ... (Autumn Pinette/ Connecticut Post )

Fourth grader Joshua Ortiz, 9, plays the violin during Waltersville School's Christmas Hanukkah Kwanzaa Program December 21 in the auditorium. Violin instruction at the school is funded in part by grants including John Mayer's Back to You Fund. (Autumn Pinette/ Connecticut Post )

Mayer's Back to You Fund, administered by the Wilton-based Fairfield County Community Foundation, has provided $22,000 for the 2007-08 academic year for MACH's Music Zone strings program, established in 2002 at Waltersville and Luis Munoz Marin schools.

At Waltersville, the grant is one of the program's major sources of funding (in addition to state Priority School District Program funds)(More...)

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