The Pick Me Up Foundation
We are proud to feature one our partners this month, The Pick Me Up Foundation. Recently they held an instrument drive in Aaron's honor. They were able to collect 171 intruments & music related items. We are ecstatic that they have chosen to partner with Hungry for Music to distribute those instruments to children who need them.

The PMU Foundation is named after the last song Aaron was working on, Pick Me Up, with his band mates in Buffalo. Our hope is that every time a child has the opportunity to learn and appreciate music Aaron’s spirit will live on as well.(from the PMU Foundation site)
Re-Imagining the Holidays
SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Downtown Silver Spring announces the return of its award-winning 'Re-Imagining the Holidays' public art installation,to support this initiative, Downtown Silver Spring has partnered with Hungry for Music, a nonprofit that facilitates the donation of musical instruments to local schools. (Full Text)
Roots of Music Donation
Delivered 30 mostly brass music instruments (12 saxophones, nine trombones, five trumpets, baritone horn, clarinet, and a melodica) to the Roots of Music free year-round music program in New Orleans. They are  doing amazing work!
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J.A.M. Donation
Just delivered 11 fiddles, five acoustic guitars, two banjos, two dulcimers, and a dobro to Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) who bring traditional Appalachian music instruction to children in four states. We have been donating instruments to them and supporting their important work since 2008.  More Info.
Testimonial of the month:
 Received this from the Seattle Indian Health Board who support programs for youth ...

"THANK YOU so much for the saxophone
I love it very much and I will take good care of it. if I did not have this instrument I would not be able to participate in band. but now
I am able to practice almost everyday.
I really enjoy learning how to play the saxophone. I hope one day
that I will become a professional player."

6th grade girl. Seattle, WA

Photo of the Month
Roman with his baritone saxophone. Hungry for Music donated a trombone, clarinet, trumpet, in addition to the baritone sax to West Oak High School Marching Band in Westminster, SC.

This note is from Roman's dad: "You may find it interesting that the HS Marching Band that Roman is a member of recently went to the South Carolina State Finals and although they didn't win, it was the first time in school history they ever made it to State!!!"
Music for Life Donation

Hungry for Music received an email from Skip Chaples, the founder of, who said he had a "few" instruments to donate to us. Well, as you can see the Hungry for Music instrument hauler cannot fit another instrument inside. Music for Life donated three dozen instruments including acoustic guitars, classical guitars, electric basses, ukuleles, mandolin, an amp, and a trumpet. They also threw in acoustic, electric, and bass strings. Plus a few empty guitar cases, which we can always utilize. Wow! We are so grateful. 

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