Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Benefit Was a Success!
Please enjoy some sights and sounds from a very special day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for Hungry for Music and six organizations that we supply with instruments.

The instrument drive and Saturday performances could not have happened without the support of Hall of Fame President, Greg Harris, and his staff. Our liaison with the Hall was Kathryn Metz, who did a fantastic job of orchestrating the event. Thank you for your support, Greg and Kathryn!

We made a large donation of 14 violins, two cellos, two clarinets, and a saxophone to Cleveland International School. More instruments, including several acoustic guitars, will be distributed very soon. We will continue to collect music instruments in the Cleveland area and distribute to local music programs.

We are grateful for the partnership with the Hall of Fame that
allows us to bring the gift of music to kids in Cleveland and showcase other programs in the U. S. on the Hall of Fame stage.
You can read a Cleveland Scene article announcing the event here. On the right is the promotional flyer that the Hall of Fame created for the event:

Thank you to all the group directors -- Jessica and Josh Craft, Mike Simons, Diane Downs, Ed White, Jahzeel Montes, and Brett Martin -- for making it happen.

Also, much appreciation to their volunteers and the parents who came along to offer their support. We are grateful to you all!

We look forward to the next time!

Buttermilk Girls from the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)
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Internal Creations - New York City
Guitarists Jahsent Iylanjah, Joseph Cruz, Yasuhito Saito, and Sergio Ramirez
Special thanks to:
Jahzeel Montes - Executive Director of Internal Creations.
Dusty Boxer - Guitar instructor who got them ready for the big show.
James Piorkowskii - The Master who believed in all of us.
Cspinfilms Chris Gman - For capturing the moments.

Intonation Music Workshop (IMW) - Chicago
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TIOTE (Time Is of the Essence) representing Intonation Music Workshop. From left to right: Matthew, Laveric, Caira, Jonathan, Taveon, Dakari, and Armoni.

"We departed from Taylor Park on Chicago's South Side at 5:00 AM in two vans with Sarah and I driving, and in addition to the band members, we had moms Gail, Amanda, Beverly, and Carmen, Armoni's younger brother Alexander, and instructors Edward and Zach on board. This was our first overnight performance trip, and our first out of state trip as well. It was an absolute blast and a thrilling opportunity for us all! To be performing in front of a national music landmark and to meet and observe other top notch youth music organizations along the way was invaluable, and the kids really enjoyed the museum afterwards, especially Ringo's drum set!"
- Mike
Simons, Founder & Director, Intonation Music Workshop (IMW)

Louisville Leopards Percussionists – Louisville

River City Drum Corps – Louisville

"Thanks to Hungry for Music for all that you do to make the world a better place through music and for opening the door for musical adventures through the generous donations of percussion instruments to River City Drum Corps. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame experience was too much for me to describe, it was truly an excellent way to end our 2015-16 so we can prepare our future music outreach strategy."
- Ed White, River City Drum Corps

Rock to the Future – Philadelphia
From left to right, top: Josh Craft, Richard Chase, Alexus Arthur, Ethan Chrzanowski, Cheyenne Oxendine, Lily Albright. Bottom: Jessica Craft, Lydia Monteiro, Jared Smith.

"These young rockers work hard to perfect their craft and the chance to perform at the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the ultimate reward. For many of our Rock to the Future students, this was the first time traveling outside of Philadelphia and is an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives. Thank you to Hungry for Music for your continuous support of our programs and for this opportunity!"
- Jessica Craft, Founding Executive Director, Rock to the Future

Josh Craft of Rock to the Future sharing a story from the road trip with HFM founder Jeff Campbell.
Since becoming a non-profit 22 years ago, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to more than eight thousand children 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.

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