Ross Copperman returns to Roanoke to help award grant to one area high school to ‘Save the Music’

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William Fleming High School is one of three schools in nation to receive this grant

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – A celebrated songwriter from the Roanoke area is giving back.

WFXR News has told you about Ross Copperman, the Roanoke native making it big as a songwriter for many of country music’s biggest stars.

Copperman graduated from Glenvar High School in Roanoke County. Since graduating, he has been named Songwriter of the Year – multiple times.

Today, he returned to Roanoke to help announce that Roanoke’s William Fleming High School is one of just three schools in the nation to receive a grant from his SongFarm organization as well as the Save the Music Foundation.

William Fleming High School will be using the money to purchase instruments and technology yto push the school’s music program to the next level.

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