VH1 Save the Music Foundation Supports Paterson Schools
Local and school officials, teachers, parents, and other supporters tapped their toes along with the Paterson School 24 of Fine & Performing Arts concert band on Thursday at their annual Winter Showcase.
With Christmas already in the air, the spirit of giving came alive at the event as the students were on key and in perfect rhythm thanks in part to the generous donation by the VH1 Save the Music and the Sound Start Foundation that had them all playing brand new instruments.
“It’s always a special day when we can see and hear our students perform,” Florita Cotto, the school’s principal said. In addition to thanking the donors Cotto would go on to extend special praise to the teachers that have “made a commitment to the arts by encouraging the students to participate in music, drama, and dance,” as well as the parents for reminding students to practice and rehearse.