Area schools win Glee Give a Note contest

Three area schools are winners in the 'Glee Give a Note' campaign, which provides grants to help save struggling music programs.

Clark Montessori Junior and High School is one of three grand prize winners that will receive $50,000 for its music program. Winton Woods High School and Manchester Local Schools are two of 60 second place winners who will receive $10,000.

Students across the country submitted videos during an open call for entries in September. In October, the eligible entries were posted on and put up for public vote for one month.

"'Glee' has always been about the importance of arts education, and Brad, Ian and I have felt strongly from the beginning that the show has a responsibility to give back," commented co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy. "We congratulate the winners and want the thousands of students across the country who submitted to know how impressed we were with their passion and talent. Music programs were incredibly important to me growing up, and we hope that our show and initiatives like 'Give a Note' continue to demonstrate how much they mean to our kids."

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