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!
“East Arcadia School has always been committed to offering every interested child the opportunity to play a musical instrument. Our country's economic downturn has made this endeavor increasingly difficult. Because of the grant from the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, we can now move forward with the assurance that we can put an instrument into the hands of any child who wants to begin their musical journey. Thank you for keeping music alive at East Arcadia School!" Beth Faircloth Pope, Band Director, East Arcadia School, Riegelwood, NC