The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is one of the beneficiaries of a $25,000 arts education grant that the Music Center Education Division has received from Paramount Pictures Corp. to fund live performances in four communities.
"Salute to Americana," a joint performance on May 17 of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Norwalk-La Mirada students, is co-sponsored by Paramount Pictures and the Music Center Education Division as a fund-raiser.
The Norwalk-La Mirada district was chosen from 22 districts that applied for the grant this year, said Pat St. John, a spokeswoman for the Music Center.
About 150 students in kindergarten through 12th grade have been chosen to participate in the performance, said Patricia Bright, a spokeswoman for the district. Sixty percent of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the district's instrumental music program, and 40% will go to the Music Center Education Division. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Excelsior High School auditorium.