Awarded Schools

In the 2017/2018 school year, 2,460 instruments were donated to 105 schools across the nation.

  • Pangburn High School, Pangburn, AR
  • Christopher Columbus Middle School, Canoga Park, CA
  • Carnegie Middle School, Carson, CA
  • Enterprise Middle School, Compton, CA
  • Grange Middle School, Fairfield, CA
  • Glendale High School, Glendale, CA
  • Hayward High School, Hayward, CA
  • Chester Nimitz Middle School, Huntington Park, CA
  • Warren Lane Elementary School, Inglewood, CA
  • Benjamin Franklin High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academy, Los Angeles, CA
  • Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hollenbeck Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
  • James A. Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lincoln High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nightingale Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Santee Education Complex, Los Angeles, CA
  • Young Oak Kim Academy, Los Angeles, CA
  • James Monroe High School, North Hills, CA
  • North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, CA
  • Pacoima Middle School, Pacoima, CA
  • Washington STEAM Magnet Academy, Pasadena, CA
  • Ramona High School, Riverside, CA
  • Harley E. Knox Middle School, San Diego, CA
  • Horace Mann Middle School, San Diego, CA
  • Will C. Crawford High School, San Diego, CA
  • ArTES Magnet High School, San Fernando, CA
  • San Fernando Middle School, San Fernando, CA
  • KIPP San Francisco College Prep, San Francisco, CA
  • Van Nuys Middle School, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Mount Gleason Middle School, Sunland, CA
  • Verdugo Hills High School, Tujunga, CA
  • Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet, Westchester, CA
  • Southwest School, Torrington, CT
  • Kelly Miller Middle School, Washington, DC
  • Diplomat Middle School, Cape Coral, FL*
  • Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center, Homestead, FL
  • Gateway High School, Kissimmee, FL*
  • Parkway Middle School, Kissimmee, FL
  • Varsity Lakes Middle School, LeHigh Acres, FL*
  • Miami Southridge Senior High School, Miami, FL
  • Southwest Miami High School, Miami, FL
  • Umatilla Middle School, Umatilla, FL*
  • Roberto Clemente Community Academy, Chicago, IL
  • Butler Traditional High School, Louisville, KY
  • Doss High School, Louisville, KY
  • Fern Creek High School, Louisville, KY
  • Johnson Traditional Middle School, Louisville, KY
  • Knight Middle School, Louisville, KY
  • Lassiter Middle School, Louisville, KY
  • Newburg Middle School, Louisville, KY
  • Noe Middle School, Louisville, KY
  • Norton Elementary School, Louisville, KY
  • Waggener High School, Louisville, KY
  • Westport Middle School, Louisville, KY
  • Wilder Elementary School, Louisville, KY
  • Norton Commons Elementary School, Prospect, KY
  • Minatare Jr./Sr. High School, Minatare, NE
  • Tierra Adentro, Albuquerque, NM
  • James Madison Ullom Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV
  • One World Middle School, Bronx, NY
  • PS 76 The Bennington School, Bronx, NY, NY
  • Robert A. Van Wyck Middle School 217Q, Jamaica, NY
  • Robert H. Goddard Middle School Q202, Queens, NY
  • Wright Middle School, Nashville, TN
  • Bedichek Middle School, Austin, TX
  • Crowley Middle School, Fort Worth, TX
  • William James Middle School, Fort Worth, TX
  • Atherton Elementary School, Houston, TX*
  • Billy Reagan K-8 Educational Center, Houston, TX
  • Bruce Elementary School, Houston, TX*
  • Burrus Elementary School, Houston, TX
  • Earnesteen Milstead Middle School, Houston, TX*
  • Energized for Excellence Academy, Houston, TX*
  • Frank Black Middle School, Houston, TX
  • Fred Roberts Middle School, Houston, TX*
  • Garden Villas Elementary School, Houston, TX*
  • James Madison High School, Houston, TX*
  • John R. Harris Elementary School, Houston, TX*
  • Judson Robinson Jr. Elementary School, Houston, TX*
  • Katherine Smith Elementary School, Houston, TX*
  • Kennedy Elementary School, Houston, TX
  • Marshall Middle Academy of Fine Arts, Houston, TX*
  • MC Williams Middle School, Houston, TX
  • Milby High School, Houston, TX*
  • North Forest High School, Houston, TX*
  • Queens Intermediate School, Houston, TX*
  • Raul C. Martinez Elementary School, Houston, TX*
  • Scarborough Elementary, Houston, TX*
  • Thompson Intermediate School, Houston, TX*
  • Travis Elementary School, Houston, TX*
  • Whittier Elementary School, Houston, TX
  • William S. Holland Middle School, Houston, TX
  • Windsor Village Vanguard Magnet Elementary, Houston, TX*
  • Bobby Shaw Middle School, Pasadena, TX*
  • Carter Lomax Middle School, Pasadena, TX*
  • De Zavala Middle School, Pasadena, TX*
  • Jackson Intermediate, Pasadena, TX*
  • Morris Middle School, Pasadena, TX*
  • Sullivan Middle School, Pasadena, TX*
  • Ingleside Elementary School, Norfolk, VA
  • Lake Taylor Middle School, Norfolk, VA
  • Ruffner Academy, Norfolk, VA
  • Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin, WV*
  • * Funded by Music Rising

    Students with new instruments Goddard Q202 Queens NY
    Robert H. Goddard Middle School students in Queens NY excited to play new instruments.

    “I have 150 students in my band program, and only 3 of them have their own instruments. Most of our families can’t afford to buy an instrument, because 93% of our school is economically disadvantaged. This donation helped so many of my students be able to be in the band and play an instrument that is in great condition. They were so excited to play the new instruments.” Heather Slater, Band Director, Wright Middle School, Nashville TN

    Bedichek Middle School students surprised with instrument donation at SXSW in Austin TX.

    “Music can be a powerful force of positivity and change in a child’s life – it teaches our students to be expressive, creative, disciplined, and to work as a team towards something truly meaningful. I firmly believe this is an opportunity that every child deserves, and with your organization’s help, we will be able to make that vision possible.” Zach Weber, Orchestra Director, Bobby Shaw Middle School, Pasadena TX

    Student with viola
    Abraham from ArTES Magnet in Pacoima, CA playing viola donated by Mitch Weiss.
    New guitars for Diplomat Middle School students in Cape Coral FL.
    Student thank you letter
    A letter of gratitude from Fred Roberts Middle School, Houston TX.
    Big smiles at Raul C. Martinez Elementary School in Houston TX.