Frank Productions Spearheads Movement with Local Music Venues in Support of the Madison Area Music Association
Frank Productions and the Madison Area Music Association have just announced a collaborative promotion with several music venues in town in an effort to provide funding to the Madison Area Music Association. A portion of all ticket sales during the month of October will go toward MAMA’s efforts to fund music education programs and provide musical instruments. Participating venues and events include Freakfest, Alliant Energy Center, Majestic Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, High Noon Saloon, Barrymore Theatre and the Overture Center.
As the Treasurer and founder of this organization, I cannot underestimate the significance of this undertaking. Not only does this allow us to step up our efforts with our kids – particularly working with the schools, it signals the evolution the kind of community support and collaboration that I and others have worked toward for well over a decade now. The city has just been given the impetus to take a bold stride into the future; one that grows brighter all the time. Madison’s best music days are yet to come; I truly believe that.
The press release is copied below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER WILL BE MAMA MUSIC MONTH!
In the month of October, participating local concert venues will contribute a portion of each ticket sold towards the MAMA Music in Education grant pool. 100% of the money donated will go to the MAMA Music in Education Fund!
The Madison Area Music Association [MAMA] believes that music is a gift that every child deserves the opportunity to experience – and we provide the Madison community with direct financial support that puts musical instruments in their hands and affordable lessons. We can’t do it alone. With the help of live music venues in the Madison area, we can strengthen our community and increase the number of instruments that we put in the hands of children this year and provide lessons as needed!
Every year schools have to make tough decisions to cut programs due to reduced funding. Generally music programs are one of the first to go! Now imagine your school, your kids without music. You may not think it happens here – right in your own backyard – but the Madison area is no exception. In fact, year after year, essential funding to support music programs is cut in our communities.
Our fundraising chair Charlie Goldstone has created an event that will raise money to stem the cuts to music programs and open opportunities. Charlie is President of Frank Productions and has organized local concert venues to come together for a great cause.
For more information visit: www.themamas.org/musicmonth
Participating venues and events:
ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER
HIGH NOON SALOON
Contact: Charlie Goldstone Charlie@themamas.org Mb. 608-575-4597
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE MADISON AREA MUSIC ASSOCIATION VISIT WWW.THEMAMAS.ORG