About PECAA Gives
Each year, PECAA hosts our Annual Meeting in a different U.S. city, where a group of 400+ guests embark upon the sights, sounds and culture of the city we’re in. The PECAA Gives program is an opportunity for us to give back to the communities we visit, leaving our footprint behind in a way that will positively impact the cities we visit long after we’re gone.
This year, our Annual Meeting will be held May 18-20, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee, a city famous for its vibrant music scene. It has been nicknamed “Music City U.S.A.” In an effort to help spread the joy of music throughout the local Nashville community as well as show our support for music education nationwide, we have chosen Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music School to be our 2017 PECAA Gives beneficiary!
About W.O. Smith Music School:
Since its founding in 1984, the school has gone on to teach music to children from low income families from all over the metropolitan Nashville area. It is ran by over 200 volunteer teachers who want to share their passion for music with kids in their community. Each child is provided with an instrument and any necessary musical materials for their studies.
Not only do the children get to bolster their passion for music, but they also thrive from the focused practice sessions and benefit from creating and achieving their goals. Since 1998, 100% of high school seniors that have attended the school have gone on to receive a high school diploma, with nearly 98% being accepted into a college program.
The W.O. Smith Music School transforms more than 650 students lives through music each year.
A special thank you to everyone who has donated so far – we are on our way to reaching our goal of $10,000! We invite you to join us in giving back to this amazing organization and Nashville’s young music community. Donating online is quick, easy and safe – simply click the GoFundMe button below to get started!