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!

We're celebrating
20 years of impact for music education

Read our story and join the movement to keep music alive in our schools for 20 more years!
Here's how!

The Foundation in Action

  • Here's a list of this year's awarded schools!
  • Commitment to Music Education - these districts are pledging to keep music alive in their schools.
  • Read how lives are touched every day through playing music.
  • Take a look at what our partnership with StubHub is all about. So many smiles and so much impact!


  • Catch up here with events and news about our work and where instruments are going.
  • Read our Fall Newsletter.

Music Rising

National relief fund for schools affected by natural disasters. Click here for more information.

Donate an Instrument

Donate gently used band and orchestral instruments. Find out how.

Invite Friends to Donate

Raise funds through your own event or special occasion. Find out how.

Double Your Donation

Click here to see if your employer will match your donation.

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