‘Glee’ contest awards NoCal band with grant

North Callaway High School band members rehearse Tuesday morning at the school. The band recently received a $2,500 grant to use for instrument repair.

North Callaway High School band members rehearse Tuesday morning at the school. The band recently received a $2,500 grant to use for instrument repair. Photo by Mandi Steele.

— Out of all the clanging cymbals judges listened to before selecting winners, only a few Mid-Missouri high school bands came out sounding sweet.

North Callaway High School was among eight schools chosen as winners of the recent Project Glee contest held by KQFX Fox 22. The school’s band received a $2,500 check this week to go toward instrument repair.

The TV station began promoting the contest this spring and requested Mid-Missouri schools send in a video outlining why their fine arts departments needed the grant money. More than 60 schools applied, and the winners were chosen two weeks ago.

Gene Steinberg, KQFX general manager, said the station came up with the contest idea through the TV show “Glee” and decided to collect $22,000 in award money to distribute to schools’ music, arts or theater departments.

“We know the fine arts departments in high schools are suffering due to the financial crisis everybody’s suffering under,” Steinberg said.

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