Build Your Core Programs

Grades 3-8

Build your instrumental music programs in Band, Strings or Mariachi.

The VH1 Save The Music Core Grant program restores instrumental music in public schools across the country by providing grants of new musical instruments, music stands, method books, and program services valued at $61,000. To receive a Core Grant, districts must budget and commit to funding certified music teachers’ salaries, schedule instrumental music classes during the regular school day, and budget for maintenance and supplies. The Foundation then maintains a partnership with the district until instrumental music is in place at every eligible school.

Our grants are by invitation only, but we’d love to learn about your school district.