Applications to the Melody and Special Project programs are made available by invitation only. If your program meets the criteria below, you may submit an online Pre-Qualification form to be considered for an invitation. Please be sure to submit the appropriate Pre-Qualification form for the program that you are eligible for. Pre-Qualification forms will be available until September 29, 2011.

•Public, private and charter schools may apply, however, schools must be Title 1 or or serve a population of at least 40% that qualify for the National Lunch Program. 
•Schools must have an established instrumental music program (i.e. concert band, marching band, jazz band and/or orchestra) that is at least three years old. If your school offers Orff/classroom music only, it is NOT eligible to apply. 
•Schools must have an existing inventory of instruments. 
•Schools must apply separately (please provide information for the applying school only, do not include information for other schools within the district even if the music teacher teaches at more than one school). 
•Teachers that teach at more than one school within the school district can only apply for one school per grant cycle. 
•Full or partial requests may be awarded consisting of new and/or refurbished instruments

Melody Program Helps K-12 School Instrumental Music Programs That Take Place During The Regular School Day

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