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JetBlue Partners with VH1 Save the Music Foundation to Bring the Beat Back to Filer Middle School in Miami


-- JetBlue and VH1 Save the Music Surprise Students and
Administrators by Donating Musical Instruments for the School's First
Music Program in More than Nine Years --

-- Highlighting the Importance of STEAM Education, Students Treated
to a Special
Pop-Up Performance by Singer/Songwriter Emily
Estefan --

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), the largest airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport, today announced a special partnership with the
VH1 Save The Music Foundation to reintroduce music to students at Henry
H. Filer Middle School in South Florida. This school located in Hialeah,
Fla. has been without a music program for more than nine years. On
August 28, 2018, JetBlue and VH1 Save The Music joined forces to donate
musical instruments so the school can add music back to its curriculum.
As a special surprise, singer/songwriter Emily Estefan performed a
pop-up acoustic set at a special school assembly.

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JetBlue, VH1 Save the Music & Singer Emily Estefan Bring Music Back to Miami's Filer Middle School For their First Music Program in 9 Years (Photo: Business Wire)

With a focus on STEAM (science, technology engineering, arts and math)
education, JetBlue has been a proud partner of VH1 Save The Music for
more than 10 years, raising more than $300,000 to boost the Foundation's
mission on a national level and save the music in public schools across
the country.

Nearly one in three American students don't have access to a music
education program, and an overwhelming majority of these students come
from lower-income families or are in schools that often lack the
resources to provide musical instruments and full-time music teachers.
VH1 Save The Music was the first organization dedicated to restoring
these music programs. Since 1997, the Foundation has donated $56 million
worth of new musical instruments to more than 2,100 public schools in
261 school districts around the country—impacting millions of public
school students. JetBlue works with VH1 Save the Music to introduce
music and the arts to students in traditionally underserved communities.

"At JetBlue, we focus on encouraging STEM education - science,
technology, engineering and math. The Arts are equally important to add
to this equation to stimulate learning and for creative thinking," said
Elizabeth Windram, vice president marketing, JetBlue. "Music is
important in school and in life. These brand new instruments will help
Filer Middle School expose students to the possibilities that the arts
can provide."

JetBlue has donated instruments and provided grants to a variety of
schools and programs, shared the mission through onboard videos, created awareness
, hosted surprise musical performances and offered other
in-kind support. Additionally, JetBlue has supported the foundation's
Keys+Kids Piano grant program and sponsored events such as Hamptons
LIVE, Musically Mastered Menu, Family Day, Songwriters Music Series and
VH1 Save The Music's annual gala.

"We are thrilled to be a part of restoring the band program at Filer
Middle School," said Chiho Feindler, Senior Director of Programs &
Policy at VH1 Save The Music. "We believe that every student should have
access to music education and are looking forward to the students of
Filer Middle School now being able to make music at school!"

To round out the donation event, singer/songwriter Emily Estefan
surprised students, teachers and administrators with a special
performance. Growing up surrounded by music, Emily naturally developed a
deep passion for the craft at a very young age. That passion grew as she
did. Emily founded Alien Shrimp Records, after earning a degree in
contemporary writing and production from Boston's Berklee College of
Music, in the hopes of cultivating a haven where emerging artists –
herself included – can truly express themselves creatively.

Education is a core pillar of JetBlue For Good, the airline's platform
for social impact. JetBlue's core programs and partnerships directly
impact the areas where its customers and crewmembers live and work.
JetBlue is committed to giving back in meaningful ways in the
communities it serves.

South Florida is an important part of JetBlue's network strategy. The
airline's inaugural flight, Flight #1, took off from New York's JFK
Airport and landed at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport.
JetBlue is already a top employer in South Florida, with more than 1,800

To join VH1 Save the Music and JetBlue in their mission to provide music
to more students, visit

JetBlue For Good - Giving back is part of JetBlue's DNA and is
core to its mission of inspiring humanity. Centered around volunteerism
and service, JetBlue For Good focuses on the areas that are most
important to the airline's customers and crewmembers - community,
youth/education and the environment. Combining JetBlue's corporate
efforts with its customers' and crewmembers' passions, the common theme
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About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in
Boston, Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to
102 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit

About VH1 Save The Music Foundation

VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Inc. is a New York 501(c)(3) nonprofit
that helps kids, schools, and communities realize their full potential
through the power of making music. Since 1997, the Foundation has
donated $56M worth of new musical instruments to over 2,100 public
schools in 261 school districts around the country—impacting millions of
public school students. Get involved at

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