Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students

Sep 28, 2012

A Year of Impact

     In 2005, Eugene Cottrell, the Director of Bands at Northwood High School in Pittsboro NC, received the Mr. Holland's Opus Award for his dedication to his students and to his profession. And before that, the foundation donated instruments, including a grand marimba, to his wonderful program. Here is an essay by one of his students about how playing it affects her life:

    Through our work and because of the generosity of our donors, we have had a direct impact on many young people. They have benefited in myriad ways, and we believe they will carry the skills they have learned and their memories of playing music in school with them for the rest of their lives.

    I am pleased to share with you the results and some of the highlights of our last fiscal and school year. Without those who supported our efforts, these life-enriching experiences would not have been possible. We will continue to do our very best to keep music alive and free in our schools.

    Please read about our year of impact here:



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Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Studio City, CA, United States

Project Leader

Natalia Hernandez

Administrative Assistant
Studio City, CA United States

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