Music & Arts Celebrates 60 Years of Music Advocacy With 'Share Your Passion' Facebook Contest

Music & Arts Celebrates 60 Years of Music Advocacy With 'Share Your Passion' 
Facebook Contest 
Student Musicians Can Win One Year of Lessons and $10,000 in Yamaha
Gear for Their School 
FREDERICK, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 --  Music & Arts, the
largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider in
the country, officially kicks off its 60th anniversary celebration in
March by hosting the Share Your Passion Facebook contest. Student
musicians ranging from ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to submit a
picture and brief description that represents why they are passionate
about music. The top eight finalists will be determined through a
vote by Music & Arts' Facebook community. A panel of judges will
award one winner $10,000 in Yamaha instruments for the winner's
school, $2,000 towards a Yamaha instrument and an entire year of
lessons from Music & Arts.  
"Music is our passion, and has been since the day my father started
this company in the basement of our home in 1952," said Kenny
O'Brien, CEO of Music & Arts. "Our team feels incredibly lucky to
have spent 60 years serving young musicians and music educators, and
providing a new platform for musicians to share their own passion is
a fitting way to celebrate this milestone."  
Musicians are encouraged to visit,
"like" the page and follow contest instructions. Submissions will be
accepted until April 1, 2013.  
Starting on April 2, fans across the nation will vote to select the
top eight finalists. A panel of judges will measure the finalists
based on the originality and quality of their photo, description and
emotional appeal, and the winning student musician will be announced
in early May. 
About Music & Arts
 Music & Arts, the nation's largest school music
company, has served students, teachers and families through retail
stores and school representatives since 1952. Based in Frederick,
Md., the company specializes in sales and rentals of music
instruments, instrument repairs and music lessons -- especially for
the beginning and student musician. Music & Arts now has more than
110 retail locations across 22 states. 
Media Contact:
Gina Galatro
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