Hungry for Music Notes
Summer 2019
Summer is On! 
It's been a busy summer, and it's going to get busier!  Hungry for Music has several events coming up to end our exciting summer, which kicked-off with our annual event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  We have also been preparing for the updated application process for music instruments with the new school year beginning soon.  The application period for school band instruments begins on July 29.  Click here to check out the request page, which lists the parameters of our outreach.
We have also been preparing for the Magical Music Bus Tour II, launching in Miami with an insrument drive and benefit concert with several local youth programs.  The date will be announced very soon with a tentative schedule of the first 15 stops on the tour.  We are very excited to be partnering with other like-minded groups across the country that will increase the number of children who will have an opportunity to learn music because of free access to a music instrument.
I am very grateful for everyone who is helping Hungry for Music's outreach grow.  It continues to be an exciting ride.  I hope you can continue to come along.
Peace & harmony through music,

Jeff Campbell
Hungry for Music

A Hall of Fame Day 
For the last four years, Hungry for Music has been presenting music programs we support at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for a concert to kick-off the Rock Hall's summer series.  The concert culminates a week-long instrument drive in the Cleveland community.  The number of instruments collected continue to grow as does our outreach in the Cleveland community.  For the second straight year, we were able to donate two dozen brass and woodwind instruments to the local Boys and Girls Club.   
This was the first year that the rainy weather moved the performances indoors, but the Hall Staff pulled it off without any problems.  Thank you to Kathyrn Clusman for organizing and planning this awesome event.  Also, kudos to Chris Burke for providing impeccable sound engineering and Rock Hall interns, Maisie Hanley and Mackenzie Hyland, for their support all day.

We are already looking forward to next year!
Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland
showed off their musical chops.
Franklinton Prep from Columbus,
Ohio rocked it on the steel drums.
River City Drum Corps booming 
sound could not be contained indoors!
Rock to the Future from Philadelphia making their fourth consecutive appearance.

Upcoming Events

Magic Music Bus Tour II
Miami Kick-Off
Details TBA

"Just Sixties"  
Hungry for Music Drop-off Concert 

The USA’s Longest Running Sixties Tribute

Thursday July 25th at 7:00 pm 
Smithtown Library Main Branch 
Route 25 and Route 111 
Smithtown, NY 11787

Hudson Valley Brassroots Festival

Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Seed Song Farm
160 Esopus Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
1 pm - 10 pm

Instrument collection for HFM during festival on Saturday & Community Day on Sunday

A Music Tribute to Big Al Sevilla
Sunday, August 11th, 2019

9:30 Club
815 V Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
The show starts at 4:00 pm. Hungry for Music will be accepting instrument and monetary donations during the event

Summer Hoot  
Aug 23-25, 2019

A 3-day music festival
Ashokan Center

477 Beaverkill Rd
Olivebridge, NY 12461
(20 min from Woodstock)

Giving Back
We greatly appreciate Jon Savitt contributing proceeds from his CD release to Hungry for Music.
Thank you, Jon!

Support from the Community

We couldn't do what we do without the help of others.
Peachtree House Foundation $20,000 grant.  It's the third consecutive year that we have received a grant from this foundation.  Previously award grants of $30,000 and $25,000.
Reverb Gives awarded Hungry for Music $2,500 Reverb Bucks that allows us to purchase at Reverb site.
This is the second year we received this gift, after being an original recipient of the Reverb Gives project they launched last year.
Commonwealth Roofing & Siding, $1,000 donation and offering discounts to customers who donate an instrument to Hungry for Music.
D'Addario Foundation, provides strings and drum heads to our repair folks and a $2,500 foundation grant.
Our Outreach in Action
These four girls will now be able to participate in an Annapolis youth string orchestra program with their Hungry for Music-provided violins.  Time to practice.

A home for a trombone in Haiti! 

"The trombone has finally been placed in the hands of the father of the young girl for whom the instrument is intended. Rodney will take a picture of his daughter with the trombone when he gets home.  Right now, he is visiting relatives in the part of the country where I live which is a bit of a distance from where he lives.  And the journey continues... All Rodney kept saying when he saw the trombone was, WOW, WOW.  He was overwhelmed with joy.  It was a beautiful thing to witness; wish you could have been there!!"
~Facilitator of Trombone donation

Azania and Hadas’sah after their
first recital with violins received from
Hungry for Music.

"Thank you for giving my daughters a chance to make music. Music is a constant in our lives."
~Mom in Florida

Please help us continue to expand our mission.
Spreading Music Love in Midwest
After a successful trip to Cleveland, where three dozen instruments were distributed and also collected in an instrument drive held during the week, (Van)na White the Hungry for Music delivery/collection vehicle distributed most of the instruments in Detroit (Gabriel Music Society, Girls Rock Camp), Chicago (String Wizards), and Louisville ((Instrumental Partners).

This is a photo from Terry Miles, director of String Wizards violin repair workshop at St. Ignatius School in Chicago.  Since 2017, Hungry for Music has donated dozens of string instruments to this project that teaches high schoolers luthier skills to repair and set-up string instruments for distribution to local El Sistema programs.

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Kids Helping Kids

Eagle Scouts

Jack Cunningham got a little help from his friends to load up the music instruments he collected.

Jack and his buddies packed it in. Over 150 music instruments collected for his Eagle Scout Service Project. 
Josh from Richmond, VA stopped by HFM offices in Mt. Jackson to drop off
his Eagle Scout Service Project collection of instruments.  Great job, Josh! 
Girl Scout Silver Service Project
HFM Director Jeff Campbell picked up music instruments and books
collected by Megan Newton and Riley Sobel for their Girl Scout Silver Service Project.
Since becoming a non-profit 25 years ago, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to more than 13,000 children in 49 states and 30 countries through its musical instrument donation program. We appreciate everyone who has helped us along the way and could not fulfill our mission without the generosity of others.

If you are able, please donate funds, buy a t-shirt from our online store, or visit our website to find out about other ways you can support Hungry for Music.
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