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...

House Concert featuring Avi Vinocur and Maurice Tani

  On the evening of December 2, 2017, Doug and Jennifer Milliken will host an intimate house concert featuring Avi Vinocur and Maurice Tani to benefit Music in Schools Today. The evening will include live music performances, desserts and champagne, and a live auction. House concerts are a great way to see your favorite musical acts in a small setting and still experience the energy of a large show! Purchase your tickets here before they sell out!         Please follow and like...

Kids Music Day 2017

  Join Music in Schools Today on Instagram this Friday Oct. 6 as we celebrate, Kids Music Day!  This movement, started by Keep Music Alive, is to help focus attention on the importance of including music as part of our children’s education. We will be participating by posting pictures of the programs we bring to Bay Area Schools. Join us by leaving a comment or post your own picture of music programs/ lessons/ instruments with the hashtag : #KeepMusicAlive.  We’ll see you Friday… on Instragram!         Please follow and like...

Legacy Gifts and Estate Planning Made Easy!

A wonderful way to support Music in Schools Today (MUST) in an effective and meaningful way is by naming MUST as a beneficiary designation of a financial account or by naming MUST as a beneficiary of your Will or Living Trust. In regard to financial accounts, these easy gifts include: – IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans – Savings, checking, and brokerage accounts – Stocks and Bonds – Commercial annuities – Donor advised funds – Life insurance policies To name MUST as a beneficiary of any of these types of accounts, in most cases it is as simple as contacting your financial advisor and requesting a “beneficiary designation” form or a “transfer on death” form and indicating that you would like to name MUST as a beneficiary of such account.  You will need our legal name (Music in Schools Today) and likely our tax identification number (94-292-0480), and please feel free to contact us if any additional information is required. Additionally, an equally effective and thoughtful way to support MUST is to name MUST as a beneficiary in your Will or Living Trust. Generally, providing for a “specific bequest” of a certain amount of money (or other property) to be distributed to MUST or by naming MUST as one of your final “residual beneficiaries” (usually done in fractional or percentage terms), you can ensure your estate will support future generations of music education and mentoring to those most in need of it! Please let us know if you have named MUST as a beneficiary designation of any financial account or as a beneficiary of your Will or Living Trust, so...