U2's The Edge, Music Rising Announce  Aid to School Music Programs Affected by Hurricane Sandy
U2's The Edge, Music Rising Announce Aid to School Music Programs Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Music Rising, the group founded by U2's The Edge, Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz and producer Bob Ezrin that provided instruments to musicians, schools and community organizations, as well as financial support, in the aftermath of Katrina, has turned its attention to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Music Rising's initial action, a $250,000 donation announced today, will be used to help restore school music programs across regions in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut affected by Sandy.

In addition to providing musicians and students with instruments and financial support in the post-Katrina Gulf South, and the Nashville Symphony following the Tennessee floods of Spring 2010, Music Rising has also collaborated with Tulane University on an "open source" curriculum around the musical heritage of the Gulf South that will be available to teachers worldwide.

The group is currently seeking donations to augment its work in the tri-state area.

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