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Cocopah Middle School Named Latest Winner
of Fulton Homes Noon Salute Program


The Scottsdale school's jazz choir wins $1,000, exposure on 94.5 KOOL FM

Cocopah MS


Cocopah Middle School Jazz Choir has been recognized as one of the best choirs in the Valley after Fulton Homes named them as the February winner of their Noon Salute program. Under the direction of Mimi Boarders, the premiere group on the Cocopah Middle School campus will receive a $1,000 check from the Tempe-based home builder.

Formed in 2009, the Scottsdale Choir is an after school, audition-based club for 7th and 8th grade choir students who want to further enrich their lives with music. The students have input on the style of music they learn and are the ambassadors of the school's choir program. Their past performances include professional sporting events, private holiday parties, community and school events, and an unforgettable performance with the rock legend group Foreigner. They were presented with the check on Tuesday, March 6th.

For the seventh consecutive year, Fulton Homes has partnered with 94.5 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 weekly winners will be awarded a $1,000 check from Fulton Homes. Additionally, each band's performance will be available at http://kool.cbslocal.com/fulton-homes-noon-salute/ for others to listen to. The program was created to recognize and reward middle and 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.

"Cocopah Middle School Jazz Choir is one of the best groups in the Valley," said Fulton Homes CEO Doug 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, 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. To enter, schools can call 94.5 KOOL FM at (602) 452-1000 and schedule a time for them to come in and record their music program. To listen to the bands, play the National Anthem, tune in to 94.5 KOOL FM every day at noon.



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