Give the Gift of Music to Under-Served Students

by Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
Dec 28, 2012

The Time for Music is Now

I.S. 52 Inwood Middle School Band in New York, NY
I.S. 52 Inwood Middle School Band in New York, NY

     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 this off to you before the holiday break. My students' appetite for music is insatiable! At our school's holiday show this year we performed twice the amount of music we normally do to an audience filled with admirers, supporters, and many band alumni from years past. We also spent our mornings before school this week marching the neighborhood and visiting the area elementary schools for the Tiger Band version of caroling. I was apprehensive about leading a marching band through the streets at 7:30AM but my principal and the community loved it and we put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces. One woman who saw us and is otherwise unaffiliated with our school, bought and delivered dozens upon dozens of donuts and hot chocolate to award the hard working band members! So as you can tell, the I.S.52 Inwood Tiger Band is still going strong, thanks in large part to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year,

Brian Moore
Band Director/ Music Teacher
I.S. 52 Inwood Middle School
New York, NY

P.S. I attached a quick photo I took right before a performance- a little out of focus but I think it captures the energy and enthusiasm of the band nicely!

Make your year-end gift today and put an instrument into a child's hands this school year!



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Studio City, CA United States

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