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November 24, 2004
Saving the Music at Stewart School

New keyboards were given to Uptown's Graeme Stewart School, 4525 N. Kenmore Ave., at a Nov. 16 ceremony.

The instruments were donated by Comcast and VH1 Save the Music Foundation in their ongoing program to make sure that music education continues in the Chicago Public Schools, where music education is sometimes eliminated in the face of tight budgets.

"Music has the power to marry art with a discipline that carries over into many professions," said Michael Scott, president of the Chicago Board of Education, in a news release. "That's why this contribution to help restore music programs in Chicago Public Schools is so important."

Stewart is one of 10 Chicago public schools to receive musical instruments this year.

Since the program began in 1998, musical instruments have been given to other local schools including Hayt Elementary, Sullivan High School, Swift Elementary, Greeley Elementary, Waters Elementary, McCutcheon Elementary and LeMoyne School.

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