Music icon Barry Manilow announced today that Newsom High School’s Christopher Allen has been awarded the Manilow Music Project Music Teacher Award in Tampa.
The Grammy winner previously announced a one-night-only concert set at Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Saturday, January 14th.
The Tampa School Board and Amalie Arena entered the competition and invited local schools and teachers to consider them for the award. In each city, the winning teacher receives her 5K cash prize plus an additional 5K in “Manilow bucks” presented by Barry Manilow to purchase instruments for the school’s music program. The winner will also receive a VIP ticket to the concert. Newsome High School’s Christopher Allen meets Manilow for an awards ceremony on the Jan. 14 show.
“It’s great to partner with our concert venues to identify neighborhood schools and music teachers who deserve this small token of appreciation.” I have always wanted to do my part through the Manilow Music Project to keep music in school.”
The Manilow Music Project has donated over $10 million in funding and instruments.
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