October 19, 2010
In Tune Visits Naruna, VA School And Delivers $40,000 of Musical Equipment in
6th Annual In Tune Monthly “Ultimate Music Room Makeover Contest”
Naruna, VA—National music education magazine and website In Tune Monthly
presented $40,000 in musical gear from eleven of its sponsors to Doug Brown, music
teacher at William Campbell Combined School in Naruna, Virginia last week. Mr.
Brown’s essay bested hundreds from around the country in In Tune’s 6th annual
“Ultimate Music Room Makeover” contest.
In Tune executives awarded the gear in a presentation at the school on October 13, 2010.
Held in cooperation with MENC: The National Association for Music Education, the
contest asks teachers why their schools are deserving of the prize. MENC Executive
Director Michael Butera attended the presentation as guest speaker.
Doug Brown’s winning essay highlighted his success in building a music program in
need of revitalization in this small, rural town near Brookneal, VA. “Over the last twenty
years, Brookneal has fallen victim to outsourcing of jobs overseas. Almost all of the
factories have closed down, which has left the town struggling to find a new centralized
economy and identity,” he said. He also included a creative collection of interviews with
his students on their musical hopes and dreams. The high school’s work with the Patrick
Henry Boys Home also figured in their choice as winner of the 2010 contest.
Eleven leading music industry manufacturers contributed recording and performance
gear, musical instruments and software for the prize: Buffet Crampon, Notion, Pearl,
Peavey, Pro-Mark, PRS, Roland, Shure, Woodwind & Brasswind, Yamaha, and Zildjian.
“This was a tough year to continue the Makeover,” said In Tune Partners CEO, Irwin
Kornfeld. “With so many companies challenged by the economy we were concerned.
But, In Tune’s advertisers stepped up anyway, and we’re proud to be able to join them in
continuing their support for music in our schools.”
“The William Campbell band is a great band and I should know because I'm in it.
Everybody in band is just so amazing. A lot of us will get better by working hard. I'm just
so happy that we got these new equipments. It's awesome, it is what Mr. Brown said, it is
just like Christmas. I hope people believe we can become better. We are not as big as
some schools, but we are still great. I thank the people that help us win the new
equipment and the people that gave us the equipment and I also would like to thank
Mr.Brown for being a great Band Director.” - posted by Christian Bailey to the WSET
website, the ABC affiliate TV station covering Lynchburg, Danville & Roanoake, VA.
In Tune Monthly is “the young musician’s textbook” distributed in the form of a
magazine blending coverage of popular musical artists and themes with the traditional
music curriculum. In Tune helps music teachers create relevant and contemporary lessons
about music creation, music technology, music production, the music industries,
innovative musical technique, higher music education and a wide array of musical genres.
For more information contact:
Angelo Biasi, In Tune Partners, LLC
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