JetBlue Celebrates Launch of Service to Nashville With A Day of Surprises at Cane Ridge Elementary School

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JetBlue Celebrates Launch of Service to Nashville With A Day of Surprises at Cane Ridge Elementary School

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

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May 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On Friday May 6, JetBlue hosted a special day of surprise and delights for students at Cane Ridge

Elementary School in Nashville. Rock band Moon Taxi surprised third and fourth graders with a surprise pop-up concert. Additionally, JetBlue crewmembers read to first and second graders. The airline partnered with First Book to provide #BooksToKids and donated 650 age-appropriate children books, one for each student to take a book home for their personal libraries.

As Moon Taxi hails from Nashville, the band was excited to join JetBlue to celebrate the airline’s new service to the Tennessee Capital. Moon Taxi surprised students as they played Moon Taxi’s hit song All Day All Night during a music assembly.

JetBlue partnered with VH1 Save The Music Foundation to have the indie rock band surprise students with a 30-minute set consisting of their hit songs including Morocco and All Day All Night. Following the performance, the band participated in a play-along and Q&A with students and shared how music has played a critical role in their lives.

Education and community are key pillars of JetBlue’s corporate social responsibility platform and drive JetBlue’s mission of inspiring humanity.  When JetBlue enters a new market, the airline believes in becoming an active community from day one.  JetBlue believes service starts at home. More than just employees, crewmembers are members of the communities the airline serves.

For more than 10 years, JetBlue has been a proud partner of VH1 Save The Music, helping to raise over $200,000 to save the music in public schools across the country. This year JetBlue took another step to solidify its partnership with the Foundation as Jamie Perry, Vice President of Marketing for JetBlue became the newest board member.  JetBlue is once again supporting the foundation’s Keys+Kids Piano Program and awarding two grants to two schools.

 

About JetBlue 
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 96 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.  

About VH1 Save The Music Foundation

VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Founded in 1997, VH1 Save The Music was the first organization in existence dedicated to restoring music programs in America's schools. For more than 18 years, we've donated over $52 million worth of new musical instruments to 1,964 public schools in 234 school districts around the country to date -- impacting the lives of more than 2.6 million public school students. For more information, visit http://www.vh1savethemusic.org/

About Metro Nashville Public Schools

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is the nation’s 42nd largest district, preparing more than 86,000 students to excel in higher education, work and life. With the goal of being the first choice for Nashville’s families, Metro Schools is committed to providing a high quality education to every student. The district is earning a national reputation for urban school reform, its commitment to social and emotional learning and rising academic achievement. Its strategic plan, Education 2018: Excellence for Every Student, sets the goal of becoming the nation’s top performing urban school system by 2018. The governing body for Metro Schools is the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education, a nine-member elected body. For more information, visitwww.mnps.org

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Tamara Young

Manager Corporate Communications

JetBlue

Tamara.Young@jetblue.com

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