The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, giving youngsters the many benefits of music education, helping them to be better students and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music.
We believe that kids thrive when given the chance to learn and play music. Putting an instrument into their hands improves the quality of their education and their lives. The window is brief and all kids deserve a chance to play music in school!
“This grant will make an enormous difference for our students! Because of this grant, for the first time in the four years I have taught here every student will have a good quality instrument. These students have been using instruments that are decades old and held together with tape. Band class is the perfect place to learn about working as a team where no one sits on a bench. Every child is a part of the art that we create. Now, thanks to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, we are able to create art with the right materials! Thank you for helping our children grow and learn!" Sarah Ludwig Bishton, Band Teacher, West Pender Middle School, Burgaw NC
Need musical instruments?
Our grant cycle is now open through March 20th. Learn more about our grant application process here
and submit your pre-qualification form today!