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 is matching any gift up to $100,000!
P.P.S. – You can hear the story of how Kamilyah received her flute at bit.ly/mustflute!