Munford students enter Glee music competition to get new instruments

Students at Munford Elementary in Tipton County are getting creative when it comes to raising money for their music program.
Students at Munford Elementary in Tipton County are getting creative when it comes to raising money for their music program.

(WMC-TV) - Students at Munford Elementary in Tipton County are getting creative when it comes to raising money for their music program. They've entered the "Glee Give a Note" national competition in hopes of getting up to $50,000.

For music students at Munford, keeping music in the classroom is very important.

"I really want new keyboards and guitar instruments and different kinds of instruments," said 5th grade student Amari Hayes.

Munford's school music program gets only $100 per year for new equipment. Music teacher Kreston Smith says a lot of their old equipment needs repairing. So, music students decided to take matters in their own hands in order to raise much needed funds.

"Potentially we could get $50,000," Smith said. "The grant starts at ten and goes all the way up to fifty, and it's the top sixty schools with the most votes."

Four of Munford's music students entered a video into the "Glee Give a Note" competition, which gives up to $1 million to schools across the country who get the most votes. For Smith, the extra money couldn't come soon enough.

"It would give me a good start towards getting a keyboard lab for the school.  My intentions are to buy pianos and iPad's," he said.

Smith encouraged his students to be as realistic as possible in the video, which is set in New York.

In the video, the students are getting ready for a music competition.

"We get to play different instruments," 5th grade student Cole Handley said. "You get to learn all kinds of stuff."

Voting in the Glee Give a Note competition goes until Monday, November 7th.

Munford Elementary isn't the only school in the Mid-South entered into the contest. Ridgeway Middle, Cordova High, and Trezevant High have also entered to win cash prizes.

- To watch and cast your ballot for Munford Elementary, click here.

- To watch and cast your ballot for Ridgeway, Cordova, and Trezevant, click here.

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