UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Bowie State University donated a total of seven pianos to three Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).
The donation was made possible through combined efforts of The Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (FAME) and Council Member Derrick Leon Davis.
FAME aims to provide quality music and music education for children, teens and young adults. FAME provides scholarships, grants, seminars and workshops that support efforts in dance, theatre, visual arts and the humanities.
“As part of our mission, our goal is to cultivate young artist and musicians,” said A. Toni Lewis, FAME Founder and Executive Director. “It’s not just the responsibility of the school system to provide instruments but also the efforts of the community to help.”
Schools selected to receive the pianos include: Forestville Academy, Largo and Oxon Hill High School. The pianos will be used to assist the schools music programs.
“I’m thankful for the efforts of Bowie State University, FAME and Prince George’s County Public Schools in making this a reality,” said Davis. “I’m also a musician, so I understand how this will benefit the lives of many kids that speak through music.” Read More