Derrick Tabb, founder of The Roots of Music a music education program for middle school students in New Orleans has been nominated as one of 10 nominees for CNNs Hero of the Year Award. Tabb, who is also snare drummer for the Rebirth Brass Band, will receive $25,000 as part of the nomination. On November 26, CNN will broadcast CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, and as part of the celebration, the hero of the year will be announced, who will receive an additional $100,000.
In a recent interview with CNNs Larry King, Tabb said the program has 103 participants and another 400 kids on a waiting list. If you would like to cast your vote for Tabb, visit this site.