Many of you know that the Music Matters license plate project was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire. This is GREAT news for all of us, as all funds raised will benefit music education. For more information, please download a copy of the FAQs.
APPROVING YOUR SCHOOL: ANY accredited school music teacher (grades K-12, public or private) can apply for the school’s music department or music booster group to receive these designated funds. Simply download the PDF form, complete it and obtain the appropriate signatures. Then mail, fax or e-mail the form to WMEA and the process will be completed. Be among the first to take advantage of this GREAT way to raise supplemental funds for your groups. Your parents, your driving students and others will hopefully be proud to display Music Matters license plates on their cars, and the funds raised can supplement your music programs.
DONATING YOUR LICENSE’S PROCEEDS to the school music department of your choice is also easy. Purchase the plates either online at the DOL website or at any authorized outlet. Once you receive the green registration showing you have completed the purchase, make a copy of it and then follow these three simple steps:
1. Write your e-mail address on the copy of the form.
2. Write the school name and city on the copy of the form.
3. Mail, fax or e-mail the copy of the form to:
19707 64th Ave W, Suite 101
Lynnwood, WA 98036
PROPOSAL FORM FOR POOL FUNDING FOR 2015-2016: Proposals for Music Matters license plate Pool Funds for the 2015-2016 school year will be accepted through March 31, 2015. Proposals must be submitted on the form provided (PDF download) and may be an application from the school or a nomination by an observer (with supporting agreement by the school).
To see the pool fund in action, click on this KING-5 TV News link. The story in the news link is by Eric Wilkinson and reported by Meg Coyle, both of whom contributed public service announcements to WMEA on the benefits of music education. To hear more PSAs, please click here.