Celebrate the Arrival of New Musical Instruments at Grapevine Elementary School


(VISTA, CA.)—Sound Start, a Sound United foundation dedicated to donating musical instruments to underprivileged children worldwide, alongside VH1 Save The Music Foundation (STM,) will celebrate the arrival of new musical instruments at Grapevine Elementary School in Vista, CA. The contribution was made possible by a generous donation of an Intro to Music Grant from the Sound Start foundation.
Where: Grapevine Elementary School (630 Grapevine Road, Vista, CA, 92083)
 When: Thursday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. PST
 Why: Grapevine Elementary is the first school in the Vista Unified School District to receive an Intro to Music Grant from STM as they embark on a comprehensive rebuild of music education in Vista. In partnership with the the district, STM will serve schools that demonstrate need and are committed to providing music education for every student, taught by a full-time credentialed music teacher.

In 2018, Sound United launched the Sound Start foundation, with an ambitious goal to donate 10,000 instruments to children worldwide by the 2020-2021 school year

In support of this exciting goal, Sound United pledged a percentage of Denon, Polk Audio and Definitive Technology sales to the Sound Start foundation to benefit VH1 Save The Music’s work to help students, schools and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music.
In the first few months of this partnership, the Sound Start foundation and VH1 Save The Music delivered targeted services and instruments to seven schools across the country, impacting schools in the Anaheim Elementary School District, CA, Chula Vista Elementary School District, CA, Vista Unified School District, CA and Paterson Public Schools, NJ. By fall 2019, the two organizations will reach 19 more schools, demonstrating the shared commitment to delivering 10,000 instruments to public school students by the 2020-2021 school year.
 Visuals: Elementary school students playing new musical instruments and music teacher showing students how to play music. Sound United, VH1 Save The Music, Sound Start foundation and Vista Unified School District leadership will be available for interviews.

About VH1 Save The Music Foundation:
VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Inc. is a New York 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps kids, schools, and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music. Founded in 1997, VH1 Save The Music was the first organization in existence dedicated to restoring music programs. The Foundation has donated $57 million worth of new musical instruments to over 2,100 public schools in 261 school districts around the country – impacting the lives of millions of public school students.
About Sound Start:
Sound United’s Sound Start Foundation is ensuring the rock stars of tomorrow have instruments today. Introduced in 2018, Sound Start’s mission is to donate 10,000 musical instruments to children in need worldwide by the 2020-2021 school year. The foundation will leverage a percentage of Denon, Polk Audio and Definitive Technology sales and direct donations to raise the funds necessary to purchase the musical instruments. To ensure flawless execution of these donations, Sound United partnered with VH1 Save the Music Foundation, which has been enriching student education through music for more than 20 years. More information about Sound United’s Sound Start can be found at www.soundstartfoundation.org.About Sound United:
Sound United is a division of DEI Holdings with an award-winning portfolio of audio brands that deliver industry-leading home theatre and personal audio listening experiences for a wide-range of consumers. Each brand provides an expansive array of audio products that includes high-end and custom installation audio, to mid-tier markets that cover loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless multi-room music systems, Bluetooth® speakers, amplifiers, turntables and headphones.
Dedicated to artfully reproducing audio for listeners and enthusiasts around the world, Sound United is comprised of Denon®, Marantz®, Polk Audio, Classé, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS®, and Boston Acoustics®. Each brand offers a unique approach to bringing home theatre and music to life. Whether it’s through the legendary heritage of Denon, the classic sound of Polk Audio, the premium performance of Definitive Technology, the highly-sought-after amplification of Marantz, the action-inspired form factors of Polk BOOM, the wireless home audio solutions of HEOS, or the accessible performance of Boston Acoustics, Sound United is your sound — so listen.
To learn more about Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com.About Vista Unified School District:
Vista Unified School District is a Transition Kindergarten thru Grade 12 district. We are one of northern San Diego County’s largest educational agencies. Our district stretches 39 square miles, has 29 schools, and serves more than 20,000 students. For more information on the district visit www.vistausd.org.###
Lia Peralta | Lia.Peralta@vh1savethemusic.com
Paul Wilkie | 916-847-7512 or Paul.Wilkie@soundunited.com
Lisa Contreras | 619-456-1205 or lisacontreras@vistausd.org