Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students

 
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    Notes of Gratitude
    By - Felice Mancini - President and CEO
    “Thank you for everything you have given to us here at TMS. It takes kindhearted people to do this. Now we have become a better band so thank you very much. Best and kindest thing anyone has done that I have seen.”- Marcos, student at Toppenish Middle School Here is a letter from the principal at Toppenish...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    Giving Back for the Gold
    By - Felice Mancini - President and CEO
    High school senior and Girl Scout Alexia gave us a heads up to expect four boxes containing 20 instruments at our office. We celebrate when any donor sends us their cherished instrument, but 20? This New Jersey teen was working towards her Gold Award and chose the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation as her charity project....
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    The time for music is now
    By - Felice Mancini - President and CEO
        “Music is my life. I can confidently say that. My high school band isn’t the biggest, but we’re definitely one of the most dedicated. Our lives and futures are greatly impacted every day by music and the wonderful people who take the time to teach us what music really is. Throughout my...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    Thank you for making a difference
    By - Felice Mancini - President and CEO
              Because you recognized the importance of giving the gift of music to others, more students were able to join the East Central Junior High Band this Fall. Thanks to you, and others like you, we awarded 1,115 instruments to schools across the nation this year.   East...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students has received 55 donations
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A Legacy
    By - Felice Mancini - President and CEO
            Last Fall, Rina Stone reached out to us to donate her mother’s violin to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation so that it can once again be used to make music: “The violin belongs to my 92 year old mother, a holocaust survivor.  She played in a youth symphony in...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    Commitment to Music Education
    By - Tricia Steel - Program Director
        We have a dream - that all the school districts supporting the hundreds of schools and students we help will make a long-term commitment to keeping music alive in their schools. With a very public and sincere commitment to making sure that music programs are strong and robust now and in the future, school...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    The Time for Music is Now
    By - Felice Mancini - President & CEO
         An instrument donation from the The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation will benefit a school for years to come. Below is an update from a school that was awarded a few years ago: December 21, 2012 Hi Tricia and Everyone at MHOF, I just caught my breath after all our performances and wanted to get...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A Year of Impact
    By - Felice Mancini - President & CEO
         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...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students has received 32 donations
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    Wrapping Up
    By - Felice Mancini - President & CEO
         Kids light up when they hold a new instrument. So you can imagine the joy and the smiles that were created in the 98 schools across the country that we helped during the last school year. The 1,683 instruments we distributed not only made students happy and more accomplished, but will help to...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    Alice Cooper Supports Music Education
    By - Felice Mancini - President & CEO
      Alice Cooper was on hand Thursday, April 5th, at Paradise Valley Unified School District's board meeting to announce the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation's $20,000 grant to Arrowhead Elementary in Glendale, AZ. Alice Cooper also spoke about the importance of music education in a kid's life and in our...
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    Eddie Van Halen Pays it Forward
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    "Music is the universal language. It has the ability to transcend and convey every human emotion that exists without saying a word. Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me. Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A Recently Awarded School Gives Thanks
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    Below is an update from A. J. West Elementary School in Aberdeen WA. They were awarded this year and as a result their program has doubled in size! Dear Tricia, I'm sending you a picture of the students that will be using the instruments that were donated to A.J. West in the spring [...]. We are so blessed to have received...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students has received 25 donations
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A Year of Impact
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    We are very happy to share this information with you - after all, without you we could not even begin to make a meaningful impact on so many kids' lives. Please find attached the PDF, "A Year of Impact," for a snapshot of our yearly activities and results. We hope you are as pleased as we are that together, we are keeping...
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    Students thank MHOF
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    Below, students find creative ways to thank the Foundation for the instrument donations awarded to their schools. My Saxophone Legend by Elizabeth, Thomas Marks Elementary School, Wilson NY (Awarded 2003) When I was young, I wanted to play. In the school band, I dreamed of this each day. I chose my instrument with great...
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    A New Year Begins
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
         A new year has begun. Here's what you have helped us do so far: January 1997 - the foundation gives its very first instrument grant to Henry Grady High School in Atlanta GA. January 2011 - 1,124 schools and thousands of students have benefited from your kindness and...
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    A Note of Thanks
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
      What we do is only possible because of you. We wish you a very happy holiday season and we thank you for keeping music alive for our children. Below is a message from a student thanking The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation for giving her the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument. Dear Mr. Holland's Opus...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students has received 22 donations
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A Year of Impact
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    In the 2009/2010 fiscal year The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation awarded 1,077 musical instruments valued at $2,124,058 to 83 music programs nationwide, serving 11,394 students. Additionally, MHOF donated 171 musical instruments worth $250,866 to 10 schools affected by Hurricane Katrina, serving 3,188 students. These...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    MHOF Update
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    The support and generosity that you showed to the foundation over the past year has resulted in hundreds of instruments flooding into nearly 100 schools across the country. Thousands of students will play them and discover a part of themselves that can only be experienced through music. Thank you all for caring and for...
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    A Teacher Thanks MHOF
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    Below is a message from a teacher thanking The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation for the instruments that were donated to her school. “I just wanted to let you know that the recent donation awarded by the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation has made a huge impact on the music students at Fairfax Elementary School. Your kindness...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A Donor's Story
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    Below, a long-time supporter of The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, shares her story. "I was fortunate to grow up in a community that supported a music program in the public schools. In elementary school, I was introduced to the violin, an instrument that I played until I graduated from college. It was in middle school...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students has received 87 donations
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A Student Thanks MHOF
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    Below is a message from Sarina, thanking The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation for the instruments that were donated to her school. "Thank you for the new instruments. Your time and effort to personally deliver our brand new instruments was truly appreciated. I was so honored to be able to meet the representatives and then...
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    • Donna
      Donna very cool update, and i love that i can see the letter in my email
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A student's appreciation
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    Below is a message from a student thanking The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation for the instruments that were donated to his school. Over the past year we have helped over 4,050 students because of your support. "My name is Guillermo A. Stentler and I would like to bring to your attention the thanks for the magnificent...
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    • ecameron2
      ecameron2 Touching the life of a child through music is beyond words. I am so glad to be able to contribute to the life and growth of children through this gift of music.
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    • akomei
      akomei It's extremely good to hear every kind of instrument is being donated so that even the kinds that may not appeal to most students will be picked up by those few who do have the passion for them.
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    • Katherine
      Katherine Music improves our lives in so many ways. I'm pleased to have played a small part in the effort.
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    • Gordon
      Gordon I believe music is the "food of love", and now Guil is being filled with love through music from GlobalGiving.
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    A Productive Year
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    Dear Donors, Since the beginning of the year, more than 4,000 students in under-funded schools have been given the opportunity to play an instrument. This life-changing experience is made possible through your support. Kids who were on waiting lists, turned away from music class were able to participate. Please read...
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students has received 200 donations
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    Message from a student
    By - Felice Mancini - Project Leader
    Below is a message from a student who received a saxophone through Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. Thanks again for your support of this project! "There are no words that express my gratitude and appreciation for awarding me with a brand new professional alto saxophone. As I go on with my musical career, I will never...
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    • Donna
      Donna I love this update - glad Dustin got his Sax
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    • Vanessa Lum
      Vanessa Lum All my best to Dustin - hope to see his CD one day!
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    • Katherine
      Katherine This message is a reward to me.
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students has received 281 donations
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students posted a progress report
    Thank you for the donations!
    By - Felice Mancini - Executive Director
    Your gift ensures that a youngster will have access to the joys of making music and a quality music education, both of which have a lasting, positive impact. We welcome you to our musical family and encourage your participation.
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    • Katherine
      Katherine It's great to know my small gift helped to make a difference in a student's life.
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  • Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students has received 45 donations
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Organization

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Studio City, CA, United States
http://mhopus.org

Project Leader

Natalia Hernandez

Administrative Assistant
Studio City, CA United States

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