Music Education Donation
RICHMOND, Va. (September 5, 2012) - CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager presented a check for $1,000 to support music education in the Richmond Public Schools on behalf of the conference and its members during a school board meeting on Tuesday night.
During the CAA men's basketball championship last March, pep bands from several CAA universities conducted a special performance entitled "Breakfast with the Bands" at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. At the conclusion of the free event, several of the band leaders and band members spoke passionately about the role of music education in their lives. They then dedicated the performance to the music department of the Richmond Public Schools and asked the assembled crowd of approximately 1,000 people to make a financial contribution as they exited.
"Our sincere thanks goes out to the many talented band directors and band members in the CAA who took time out of their schedules to put on an outstanding show, and to those who made donations to support such a worthy cause," Yeager said. "Our hope is that this donation will benefit and support the young students in the Richmond schools who find the love of music an important part of their educational experience."