Hungry for Music Notes
December 2015
Hungry for Music Set to Launch Tour to Spread the Joy of Music
Hungry for Music will launch a nationwide tour of U.S. cities in 2016 -- spreading the joy and inspiration of music and multiplying the good we can do. The tour will launch in New Orleans in January with a major partnership announcement and a plan to spread HFM's magic. The tour includes stops at more than 24 cities in two years, planting music seeds that will grow our outreach.

We are very grateful to professional golfer Ken Green for the use of a mobile home that will serve as a mobile office during our musical journey. Partnering with other like-minded organizations and individuals, Hungry for Music seeks to insure that if a child wants to learn an instrument, they will have the opportunity with one of their very own.

We also want to thank Keith Dana of Design Consultants, Inc. for the awesome artwork and Shane's Signs for the vehicle wrap. The final touches will be added this week and you'll see photos in the next newsletter.

Hungry for Music Founder Jeff Campbell (l) and Gary Weinstein, in front of the vehicle that will help HFM spread the joy of music.
Friend of HFM
A huge supporter of Hungry for Music over the years has been our friend Gary Weinstein of Takoma Park, MD. Gary is the founder of the Takoma Park Youth Baseball League and a big fan of HFM's Diamond Cuts fundraiser CD's. He helped kick-off HFM's musical journey with a $250 donation.

Gary shared his Life Lessons with us:
  1. Try to make the best of everything, even things that seem initially bad.
  2. Appreciate and enjoy the good things as well as those things that are just okay.
  3. Don’t just count your blessings. Cherish them. Nurture them. Make the most of them.
Amanda Elzy Band Marches On
Hungry for Music helped Amanda Elzy High School in Mississippi revitalize their band program by donating flutes, clarinets, trumpets, saxophones, and trombones at the beginning of this school year. Pictured are three of the
star players in the new marching band.

"The instruments have been a huge blessing and we would be at a loss without them." Teacher, Amanda Elzy H.S., Greenwood, MS
Gabriel Music Society
Our partnership with Gabriel Music Society and Detroit Public Schools has resulted in 24 students receiving their own instruments. Below are two of them.
Hungry for Music wishes you a Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous 2016.
We'll be hosting an Instrument Petting Zoo along with the Hudson Valley Instrument Drive in conjunction with the Winter Hoot at the Ashokan Center on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Find out more.

Here's how the Village Voice described the event: "The three-day Winter Hoot folk music festival at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, New York brings together the folk music community through music, arts, and food. Infused with the spirit of Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, and Woodstock, organizers Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar want to get young people involved in the folk scene.”

If you're in the Hudson Valley area, please bring an instrument to donate.
Got Video?
Check out the Hungry for Music video community. It's a new hub where friends of HFM -- instrument donors and recipients -- can get to know each other.
Join the community and upload your own videos here.

Hannah and Her Cello
Hannah, with her cello from Hungry for Music, getting ready to perform at a
Veteran's Day concert in New Jersey.

In 21 years, Hungry for Music has given the gift of music to individuals, school, after-school, and community music
programs impacting thousands of children across the United States and abroad.

Please support us in giving the gift of music those individuals and
programs in need of music instruments.
Thank you!
Kids Helping Kids
We are very grateful for the impressive efforts of young cellist Gabe Schaner. He performed a house concert fundraiser on November 8th in Bethesda, MD, and raised $1,200 to support Hungry for Music. A heartfelt thank you, Gabe, for your wonderful act of tzedakah!

A serious music student, Gabe started taking cello lessons around fifth grade and soon realized "how amazing music is."

He chose to focus his Bar Mitzvah service project on "giving the gift of music to communities in need through Hungry for Music." He says,
"I want to bring music to kids less fortunate than me."
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