We are deeply honored that all quotes were written by the artists to support The Sound of Perfection.
|“Music education in schools is so valuable — not only is it a launching pad for the songwriters of tomorrow, it is known to improve many other facets of learning.”
PAUL WILLIAMS – ASCAP PRESIDENT –
|“Teach the children music and they will be able to learn and understand all other subjects. I’m paraphrasing Plato. You dig?”
SONNY ROLLINS – GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“At our Roy Clark Elementary school in Tulsa, music education is very important and it starts at grade K. It should be that way in every school.”
ROY CLARK – GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“Music is the ONE thing that should always be front and center to any school curriculum. It teaches students how to express themselves in ways that nothing else can. Sports has, for the last 25 years, taken precedence over the arts and I think it’s a real shame. Hopefully this film will help teachers and educational leaders to see how important music and all the arts are to the development of young people.”
RICKY SKAGGS – GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“We believe now more than ever in the importance of music education and supporting the goals of this remarkable story, The Sound of Perfection.”
JERRY JEFF WALKER – COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“I have always said that MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE! Music saved me in every way possible, and it is through stories like The Sound of Perfection and organizations like The Arturo Sandoval Institute, that we can ensure future generations have the same opportunities to embrace music in their lives as we have.”
ARTURO SANDOVAL – GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPETER/PIANIST/COMPOSER
|“Everything that has come to me over more than five decades as a professional musician came from the wonderful music programs of Richmond public schools. We need to keep music available in our schools. That’s why I’m supporting, The Sound of Perfection.”
HAROLD JONES – GRAMMY-WINNING DRUMMER
|“Music is both powerful and profound and can serve to heighten our emotions and provide a sense of well-being and purpose. I actually believe that music, along with all art forms, is a basic human need, and should be a necessary part of one’s education throughout life.”
JOSHUA BELL – GRAMMY-WINNING VIOLINIST / COMPOSER
|“My favorite memories from junior high are of playing in the band. That feeling of camaraderie, of collaboration. The chills you get when a song comes together and actually sounds good. Band was a place where even the most awkward kids could shine. Music should be a part of every child’s education.”
KEVIN BACON – GOLDEN GLOBE & SAG-WINNING ACTOR / COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“In my work as a performer, composer and teacher, there’s not a day goes by that I’m not referencing my rich musical experience from my childhood as a member of the music program in the Philadelphia Public Schools.”
MICHAEL BACON – EMMY-WINNING COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“As an artist, musician and mother, I am uniquely aware of the impact that music has on our lives. Music can uplift, encourage, communicate feelings and inspire us to be better people.
I love The Sound of Perfection because it shows us the importance of music as well as the vital role of music educators. Having supported several music education programs over the years, I’m extremely happy to see this story told because I believe it will inspire young musicians and support music education across the country.
This film will be a powerful tool in promoting this important message and I look forward to telling others about it.”
AMY GRANT – GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“We should all care about music education in our schools. It matters a great deal to me. This story proves the positive influence music has for a lifetime.”
VINCE GILL – GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“People undervalue and underestimate the holistic impact that music education has on a child. It creates a spark that allows each child to go on to be the very best they can be in life. It’s no coincidence that the top achievers in schools continue to be students involved with the band. It’s essential to keep music available for all children within our schools. I’m very glad this movie is being made.”
KIRK WHALUM – GRAMMY-WINNING SAXOPHONIST / COMPOSER
|“I am a huge supporter of music education in our schools. I think The Sound of Perfection is a very important project. I think this will be a very inspiring movie for people of all ages, who believe that music education should be a right for every child.”
FLORENCE HENDERSON – ACTRESS / SINGER
|“The fire in my heart and passion for music began at the age of 3 when my parents bought a toy drum set for me to play. I know from experience how much my world was tremendously enriched to have this introduction so early in life.
Music education is as important as any subject in school because it engages the brain on numerous levels. Even more important, it helps kids to connect to the world around them in ways not possible without music appreciation. I’m very happy to add my name to the list of supporters for this film.”
JASON MARSALIS – COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“One of the sincerest pleasures I’ve had in seventy years in this profession was to be able to work with hundreds of music students. The joy and enlightenment that this brought me cannot be measured by any standard. Through their love of music, students have been given something few others can appreciate. I think membership in the band is the ultimate team sport. The Sound of Perfection is a beautiful story and a worthy cause for educational music. It’s an immense pleasure to support this project.”
SAMMY NESTICO – GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSER / ARRANGER
|“This project offers a great opportunity to not only create an inspiring film, but to also focus on the importance of music education in our schools. This is an endeavor that speaks to me as a musician and a parent.”
KYLE EASTWOOD – GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE / COMPOSER / MUSICIAN
|“Music education holds strong lifelong benefits whether you choose a career in music or not. This story proves that perfectly. All of us in and out of the music industry need to speak up and do our part to keep music firmly rooted in our schools. Supporting this project is a great start.”
RON MOSS – MANAGER / PRODUCER / MUSICIAN
MORE SUPPORTERS COMING SOON!