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Bradbery pushes education

Friday, February 14, 2014 – Danielle Bradbery will push music in a week-long tour across the U.S. in early March.

Teaming with Give a Note Foundation and Disney Performing Arts Bradberry, at 17 the youngest-ever winner of The Voice, will be on the Music In Our Schools national bus tour. From March 2-8, they will travel across America, telling students, parents, teachers and community leaders about the importance of music education.

"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," Bradbery, who released her Big Machine label debut in the fall. "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."

Kicking off 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. Bradbery will perform and talk with students at each stop.

The tour will visit high schools in five cities: Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, N.M. (March 3); Cypress Ranch High School near Houston (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.

The five schools to be honored as part of the Music In Our Schools tour were selected by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)'s Give a Note Foundation, in partnership with NAfME's state music education association leaders.

The foundation was created by the leaders of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in 2011 to engage community partners in supporting music education in underserved communities.

Disney Performing Arts enhances student learning through educational experiences and performance opportunities at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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