Pistons to donate funds for music education efforts


On Monday, the Detroit Pistons announced a partnership to form a youth percussion ensemble, provide concert tickets to fourth-graders and fund the Sphinx Organization’s annual Sphinx Honors Competition.
(Photo: Daniel Mears / The Detroit News)Buy PhotoDetroit — Detroit Pistons officials have announced financial support for music and education programs for children in the city.
The Pistons said Monday team owner Tom Gores, Vice Chairman Arn Tellem and the Detroit Pistons Foundation are contributing through a multi-year partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The money supports efforts to create a youth percussion ensemble and subsidizes symphony concert tickets for fourth-grade students in Detroit’s public schools.
Officials say the Pistons’ involvement is expected to bring hundreds more students into the competition.
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