Payne Junior High School Named Latest
Queen Creek school choir wins $1,000, exposure on KOOL FM singing National Anthem
Fulton Homes 'Noon Salute' Monthly Winner
Queen Creek's Payne Junior High School is celebrating this week after being named the latest monthly winner of the Fulton Homes Noon Salute program. For the honor, the school's beginning choir and advanced women's choir will be featured singing the National Anthem for one week at noon each day on 94.5 KOOL FM. The school's music program will also receive a $1,000 check from Fulton Homes.
For the sixth consecutive year, Tempe-based homebuilder Fulton Homes has partnered with KOOL FM for its popular Noon Salute program. Noon Salute recognizes local middle school and high school music programs that submit their version of "The Star Spangled Banner." Each week a winner is chosen to have their performance played on KOOL FM at noon each day. At the end of each month, one of the monthly winning musical programs will be awarded a $1,000 check from Fulton Homes. The program was created to recognize and reward high school musicians and their hard work and dedication to their musical studies, as well as teachers and band directors who develop their musical talents.
"We honor these talented young students at Payne Junior High for their dedication to the arts," said Fulton Homes CEO Douglas Fulton. "Throughout the years we have had received many wonderful responses to Noon Salute from students, band directors, principals, parents and homebuyers. Every performance of the National Anthem by these students – whether it is an orchestra, string band or choral group – is unique."
Band directors, principals and others can enter their school's version of the "The Star Spangled Banner" for a chance to be featured and win the $1,000. Mail a CD to: KOOL FM, 840 North Central Ave., Phoenix, Ariz., 85004. To listen to the bands play the National Anthem, tune in to 94.5 KOOL FM every day at noon.
Listen to the Payne Junior High School Choir: