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Stand Up 4 Music is a coalition of Californians who advocate for music as a vital part of a comprehensive education.

Los Angeles Unified School District Reverses Decision to Cut Music

Earlier this year, the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) board members presented a draft arts budget that would have cut full-year music and arts programs to half-year programs. The proposal would also have spread the district’s 32 instrumental music teachers among 320 schools, up from the current 160 schools. It also would have watered down the music and arts offerings by spending $9.8 million on 101 “arts integration” teachers.

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Perry Chacon

Perry Chacon is a graduate of Chula Vista High School in California and was involved in the School of Visual and Performing Art’s mariachi program with Mark Fogelquist. While attending college, he continues to be involved in the performing arts by working as a mariachi tutor for students in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

Brandon Okano

Brandon Okano is the 2011-2012 drum major and band president at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California. He has participated in many district wide events, including the Sweetwater Union High School District’s Summer Arts Academy, the Summer Theater Institute’s production of Les Miserables, and the 2011 Visual and Performing Arts Student Leadership Summit.

Alexis Wilmore

Alexis Wilmore is the president of Olympian High School’s orchestra program in Chula Vista, California. By the time she graduates in 2013, she will have been involved in the Visual and Performing Arts for a total of six years. She played violin at East Lake Middle and switched to bass to help support the brand new Olympian orchestra program in 2009.