Your Donation Will Change a Child’s Life

Kamilyah loves to play the flute. Last fall, sharing a loaner flute with her classmates in the Oakland Edna Brewer Middle School band meant she couldn’t rehearse at home. Then, thanks to a gift of their own beloved flute, a MUST donor made Kamilyah’s wish come true. “Now that I have my very own flute, I can take it home to practice, even during the summer.” Although she admits to being a shy student, with the confidence she gained from extra practice, Kamilyah volunteered to do a solo performance . “She didn’t sound at all shy and awkward. She brought down the house!” – Zack Pitt-Smith, Band Director – Edna Brewer Middle School.   Kamilyah’s is just one of many musical wishes fulfilled by MUST donors. The children who need it most receive gently used instruments, improve literacy skills in our pre-school program, and learn about new cultures in our elementary school program. This year our musical instrument donation program reached over 51,000 children, and we provided in-school and after-school music programs to over 5,000 children in the districts of Daly City, Oakland, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, and San Mateo. Despite anticipated budget cutbacks, they are requesting increased services. MUST leads the way in ensuring every child in the Bay Area has access to quality music education! We are making a big push to raise $200,000 to ensure we can meet all our commitments. You can make a critical difference with your tax-deductible donation.  To keep free music programs available to children like Kamilyah, we need your help! Please donate today  at musicinschoolstoday.org! P.S. Double your impact: Our Board...

Celebrate the Holidays with Music

From Thanksgiving in November all the way to the Chinese New Year in January, the winter months are filled with holiday celebrations. And what better way to celebrate then with music! Holiday songs can be religious, secular, and everything in between. They can also be a great way to pass along family traditions. Songs for Teaching has compiled lists of Christmas & Winter Holiday songs, Chanukah Songs, and Kwanzaa songs. If you enjoy live music then you can find plenty of holiday options here. Why not branch out this year and learn some new holiday music! Please share with us in the comments your favorite holiday memory about music.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MUST!           Please follow and like...

House Concert Raises Money for MUST

    This past weekend, Avi Vinocur and Maurice Tani played a house concert to benefit music education programs in the Bay Area and members of the community came together for a night of fun, music, and supporting MUST! House concerts are a great way to see your favorite artists play in an intimate setting, or to discover new music. Many times these concerts will benefit a local nonprofit, such as ours this past weekend. If you’ve never been to a house concert, we highly recommend it! We’re grateful to Avi and Maurice for the amazing show they put on. Support local artists and check out their music! Avi Vinocur Maurice Tani       Please follow and like...

Have Your Donation Matched on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. On this global day of giving Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits. Facebook is also waiving its fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook this #GivingTuesday. This means that your tax deductible donation to Music in Schools Today will be matched dollar for dollar! It’s easy to donate. Go to the MUST Facebook page and click on DONATE. Follow the steps to enter your payment information and viola! Your donation will be matched and 100% of the donation will go towards our music education programs!           Please follow and like...

Donate Your Gently Used Instrument Today!

  Our annual KDFC Instrument Drive is going strong! And there’s still time to donate your gently used instrument. We have 13 locations around the Bay Area, some with evening and weekend hours. Thanks to a partnership with the Red Cross, Music in Schools Today will be providing instruments to the school in the North Bay that were affected by the recent fires. Would you like to help but don’t have an instrument to donate? You can make a tax deductible donation to help with the cost of transportation, storage, and delivery. YOU can make a difference in a child’s life today!       Please follow and like...