CMA Foundation gives large grant to HISD music education resources

HOUSTON - The Houston Independent School District was presented with a major grant from the CMA Foundation on Friday. 

The CMA Foundation, along with the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation and Music Rising gave HISD over $1 million for music education and resources.  

CMA New Artist of the Year Luke Combs was at Whittier Elementary on Nov. 3 to unveil $50,000 worth of new instruments to HISD students. He, along with his band, also give a performance. 

According to the CMA Foundation, they will be investing $500,000 over the next three years through the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation so that all students in fine arts can participate no matter limited budgets or resources. 

Also, music rising is giving HISD a $200,000 grant to help with immediate and long-term needs of their music program after Hurricane Harvey devastation. The CMA Foundation says the grant will provide nearly $450,000 worth of instruments for students this year. 

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