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Music Society receives grant from Angel Society

FALLBROOK — On February 6, Fallbrook Music Society announced the receipt of a $5,000 grant from Angel Society of Fallbrook in recognition of its efforts to provide high-quality music education outreach programs for every student in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District.

The grant enables the Music Society to make classical music more accessible through a program entitled “A Curriculum of Musical Experiences.”

The program enables more than 5,500 ethnically diverse local students to receive classical music opportunities often reserved only for those living in or near urban centers.

“Music plays a role in developing cultural literacy, and we believe that every child should be enriched by classical music in the formative years,” said Brenda Montiel, president of Fallbrook Music Society. “Angel Society is truly a gift to our community and we are grateful for their partnership.”

In collaboration with the school district, the music program augments the classroom music curriculum and provides students with an integrated, progressive knowledge of the instruments and great music literature of the world.

At the invitation of Richard Levering, a Fallbrook Music Society board member, three members of Angel Society (president Virginia Stephens, director Billie Foli and philanthropy committee member Jennifer Anderson) attended assemblies recently held at Maie Ellis Elementary School.

“At Angel Society, our local grants are making a difference in the communities we serve,” said Stephens. “We’re proud to partner with Fallbrook Music Society as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our volunteers live and work.”

“It was a wonderful experience to see how much the children enjoyed the performance and their enthusiasm in being allowed to participate. Even those ‘not onstage’ were playing imaginary instruments,” she added.


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