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!

“The music program at Mae Hensley is growing every year. The students in band right now have been doing their best to play on some old and broken instruments. I am looking forward to putting these new instruments in the kids’ hands and seeing their faces light up when they can make an easy beautiful tone! The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is not just giving us new instruments; they are giving us a greater sense of pride, school spirit, and purpose for our band program. Thank you for this amazing gift!"
Aimee Hirsch, Music Teacher, Mae Hensley Junior High, Ceres CA

Download free StubHub Music app using this link and StubHub will donate $1 to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. StubHub Music lets you know when your favorite artists are playing, get event and venue info, buy tickets, invite your friends, and discover new music -- ALL in one place. It's the ultimate guide to live music. StubHub Music. Discover it live and help put an instrument into a child's hands.

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.
  • Watch this video. See how music - and the instruments that you help put in the hands of our youth - actually save lives and keep students in school.


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

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