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Feb 18

Danielle Bradbery Partners with Disney for Cross-Country Bus Tour

Danielle Bradbery Partners with Disney for Cross-Country Bus Tour

Danielle Bradbery’s 2013 debut album. Photo courtesy of BMLG.

Danielle Bradbery has partnered with the Give a Note Foundation and Disney Performing Arts for the Music In Our Schools national bus tour. From March 2-8, the tour will travel across America to spread the message of the importance of music education in school. The tour kicks off March’s National Music In Our Schools Month and will feature a performance by Danielle at each stop.

“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,” Danielle said. “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.”

The tour will depart from the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., on March 2 and visit five high schools in Albuquerque, N.M., Houston, Texas, Oklahoma City, Okla., Nashville, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C. The tour will wrap March 8 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where Danielle will perform at Festival Disney, a national competitive music festival showcasing school musical groups from across the country.

The five schools the tour will visit were selected by the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Give a Note Foundation, in partnership with NAfME’s state music education association leaders. Each school will be recognized for the achievements of their music programs, and for the important role music education plays in their students’ daily lives.

“Studying and making music, whether it’s playing an instrument or singing or composing, is one of the most valuable ways kids can spend their time,” Jane Balek of NAfME and Give a Note Foundation, said. “Music education reinforces 21st century skills like creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking — all qualities kids need to be successful in their schoolwork. In addition, the inherent benefits of learning music, including emotional awareness, reflective learning, and development of ‘grit,’ are things that help students grow into successful and productive citizens.”

For Disney, performing arts have been part of the company culture since Walt Disney personally invited California high schools to perform at the 1955 grand opening of Disneyland Park. “It’s an honor to be a part of the Music In Our Schools national bus tour,” Tim Hill, Director, and Special Program Sales for Disney Destinations, said. “Our support is rooted in our understanding of the tremendous value music education offers to everyone, and Disney relies on the talents of musicians, composers and other artists across our many businesses every day.”

For information about the tour, real-time updates and photos, visit www.giveanote.nafme.org.

2014 is shaping up to be a great year for country music tours! Many of country’s biggest stars are hitting the road to take their live show to fans across the nation. One superstar is even returning to the stage for a world tour following more than a decade in retirement! Check out our Top Tours of 2014 >>

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