Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates musical instruments to under-funded school music programs across the country in an effort to give more students the many benefits of music education, help them achieve more in school and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. Hundreds of thousands of students have benefited and thousands of instruments have been donated to 1,362 school music programs across the country.
Apr 2, 2014

Giving Back for the Gold

Alexia with 20 donated instruments for MHOF
Alexia with 20 donated instruments for MHOF

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. Working with her dad in the family music store, Alexia repaired and refurbished many of the donated instruments and she even sent along histories of the instruments.

“Music has been such a large part of my life and I am thankful for this opportunity to share music with others, since I know I would not be the person I am today without the opportunities I had in music education. Music provides me an outlet for stress and emotion and has taught me discipline and self-worth; I wish to share all of these lessons and more with younger band students through cooperation with your amazing program.”

Dozens of students will benefit from Alexia’s hard work for years to come!

Here are some things you can do now to support music education and the work of The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation!

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Dec 30, 2013

The time for music is now

    “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 life music has kept me going forward towards a brighter tomorrow."
Christina, student at Hug High School, Reno NV

    Music has the power to transform a child’s life.

    So far this school year we have put instruments into 39 schools across the country and with your help, we expect to help another 40 schools before the school year ends.

    Please make your year-end gift by midnight on December 31 and help bring the joy of music into a child’s life.

    We have a lot of work left to do to keep music alive and free in our schools. Thanks for being on the team and we wish you a great new year!

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Sep 24, 2013

Thank you for making a difference

 
        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 Central Junior High in Tulsa OK. For a full list of schools we awarded this year, click here.
 
        Having the chance to play an instrument in school is only part of what your support provides for young people. You add joy to their lives, help them be better students, give them confidence and a voice. Your gift will have lasting effects.
 
        Please consider renewing your commitment to music education by making a donation to The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation today. With your help, we can give hope and joy to another generation of students who find their voice through music.
 
        Read our latest newsletter to learn more about how you are making a difference in our children's lives.
 
With gratitude,
Felice Mancini
President and CEO
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
        
 

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