Congressman Ted Poe announced today that the National Endowment for the Arts has selected the Symphony of Southeast Texas to receive a $10,000 grant. This grant is a part of the FY 2006, Challenge America Fast Track grant program, which was established to provide greater support for arts projects in underserved communities throughout the United States. The grant will be used to support concert and related school performances that feature Danzas Pelegrinas, a new work by South America composer Horacio Salinas.

I commend the National Endowment for the Arts and the Symphony of Southeast Texas for their continued commitment to providing Southeast Texans with the joy of music, Congressman Poe said. Their dedication to the community is commendable and I look forward to seeing their good works unfold.

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