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 giving kids an opportunity that will affect their entire lives. The work continues and we ask that you continue to work with us by donating what you can. The window is brief and all kids deserve a change to play music in school. The following is a quote from a principal expressing the importance of MHOF’s work: “Adrianna wanted to be in band but since her family couldn’t afford a flute, and no flutes were available at our school, she didn’t take band this year. Because of your wonderful donation, our band teacher was able to call Adrianna and tell her the great news that ten flutes had been donated. Band had already been in session for three months but Adrianna did not care. She took a DVD home and practiced and practiced. When she came to class, Ms. Livings had to admit that Adrianna’s flute playing was superb! Other students commented as well, 'Adrianna, your flute playing sounds awesome!' Yes, your program has truly given Adrianna and many other students an opportunity that they would not have had.” Principal, Phoenix AZ The following quote is from a music teacher thanking MHOF for the instruments that were donated to his school: "Thank you very much for incredible gift. These instruments allow for students who can't afford to rent/buy an instrument, to be a part of something great! My students cheered for what seemed like an hour when I told them the news. There's a buzz running through the whole school. Thank you again, and thank you for all you do for Music Education!!!!" Music Teacher, Kissimmee FL Please follow the attached link and watch a student documentary about The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation by Amy Belling. Let us know what you think.
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