|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