The convenience retailer MAPCO and music education nonprofit Music Will recently partnered to makeover Ms. Danielle Taylor’s music classroom at Smith Springs Elementary School in Antioch, Tennessee, as announced in a press release.
The one-day project launched with a celebratory assembly to announce the makeover to Smith Spring students, which featured a performance from local Nashville country artist Redferrin.
Volunteers from MAPCO and Music Will then went to Ms. Taylor’s classroom to paint murals, assemble donated furniture and set up new recording equipment.
"At MAPCO, we work every day towards our mission to support the physical, emotional and mental health of the children in the communities we serve,” said chief executive officer of MAPCO, Frederic Chaveyriat. “MAPCO is grateful for the opportunity to partner with organizations, like Music Will and the CMA Foundation, that bring critical education in the arts to youth not only here in our home city of Nashville but also nationally.”
During the morning assembly, MAPCO presented a $25,000 check to the CMA Foundation on behalf of Luke Combs and Whiskey Jam. Additionally, MAPCO’s Giveback program provided a grant to Music Will, an organization that provides free music instruction and instruments to K-12 students across the country.
“This occasion marks a significant milestone as we launch our music program at a new school in Nashville, made possible by MAPCO’s generous grant. Our collaboration exemplifies the positive impact that businesses like MAPCO can have on education and the arts,” noted Janice Polizzotto, interim chief executive officer of Music Will. “As we gather to celebrate with our students, we recognize the value of fostering creativity and expression in our youth. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to MAPCO for their support in bringing this musical journey to life at Smith Springs Elementary.”
MAPCO has also partnered with the Huntsville City Football Club through the 2025 season to surprise local youth with tickets to HCFC matches.