Hungry for Music Notes
September 2022
It’s been a jam-packed spring & summer for Hungry for Music!  We had a very productive trip out West, three successful chapter set-up visits/events, and settling into our new distribution center in the Shenandoah Valley.
I am so grateful for my staff and the dozens of volunteers who are dedicated to making our outreach possible and successful.
We are working on three more chapter set-up visits this fall to Chicago, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh.  Also, planning an Open House Jam at our new home in the Shenandoah Valley on Saturday, November 5th.
More info on all events will be on our website soon.  I’m excited for folks to check out our new distribution center!
After a successful spring fundraising campaign and with the support of the Peachtree House Foundation, we were able to purchase the inventory software that will greatly improve our process of receiving and distributing music instruments.
I am looking forward to the positive changes ahead for Hungry for Music’s outreach and connecting with more musical people and planting more music seeds.  

May you always find comfort in music,
Jeff Campbell
West Coast Love
Hungry for Music not only distributed a lot of instruments on our West Coast trip, we also collected a lot!  Beginning with the Los Angeles Optimist Club (facilitated by Spirit of Harmony Foundation and noted in our last newsletter), Hungry for Music collected a van load of instruments from the San Francisco School District; an individual donor in Southern Oregon gifted us his left-handed guitar collection of Taylors & Gibsons; two drums sets from Drums for Drummers, and a large donation of violins (and an upright bass!) from Bischofberger Violins in Seattle.  
We are so thankful for the continuous flow of instruments that come in from many sources that allow us to spread the love of music.  
Collection of left-handed guitars from Oregon donor
Van load from the San Francisco School District
Two snares from Drums for Drummers were donated to Maya Lin School in Alameda, CA
Planting Musical Seeds
Photo: Cleveland Teachers Union
Hungry for Music kicked off our chapter set-up tour at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Fam Jam Day on June 25th.
What a fun day!  One of our sponsors, the American Federation of Teachers, gave away 500 music-related books at the event with assistance from Cleveland Teachers Union. 
Photo: JAMBARs and Hungry for Music Tees
Another sponsor, JAMBAR, gave us hundreds of their artisan energy bars to distribute and we received many positive reviews.  
One of the several music programs we support in Cleveland, The Boys & Girls Club, had a dynamic drum performance.
Thank you to Kay Coyte and Bruce Winges for helping out on the big day.  Also, we greatly appreciate the Hall’s Director Greg Harris and Community Relations coordinator Kathryn Clusman for this wonderful opportunity. 
Photo: Earfood
After Cleveland, it was the Motor City. We got together with our longtime partner, Gabriel Music Society, on a Family Fun Day.  The event was co-sponsored by Motor City S.T.E.A.M Foundation and featured performances by the Gabriel Brass Band and the debut performance by a young jazz ensemble, Earfood.
We also collected several instruments, including a drum set. Thank you to HFM friend Dave Mesrey for being a master social facilitator and making several music connections while in the Detroit area.
Louisville was the last stop for the summer.  Our coordinator there, Kay Coyte, facilitated Hungry for Music’s involvement in the Back to School Family Fun Day at Love City, Inc. in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville.  Kay also wrangled some great volunteers (Charlie, Beth, Wally) who helped with an instrument petting zoo.  Thank you, Kay and volunteers!
We greatly appreciate Shawn & Inga Arvin for including us at Love City for the day. 
Louisville Public Media’s Instrumental Partners, with whom Hungry for Music has worked with for several years, also participated with a member of their staff, Fiona, who involved the children in making their own small music instruments.
Also, a big thank you to the River City Drum Corps and the Louisville Dulcimer Society for performing. 
river city drum corps
River City Drum Corps
louisville dulcimer society
Louisville Dulcimer Society
Upcoming Chapter Set-up Dates
Chicago - October 1-10
Indianapolis - October 11-18
Pittsburgh - October 19-29
Please check out our Facebook page for posts related to our chapter set-up tour. 
Sargent Caldwell Karch
(June 1, 1963 - August 10, 2022)
I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and Hungry for Music’s, Sarge Karch.
Sarge had such a big heart and was integral in getting Hungry for Music off the ground in the fledgling years of the organization.  I am glad that I had an opportunity to let him know not long before his passing how much his support meant to me and Hungry for Music.  The fact is Hungry for Music would not exist today without his support.
It is my belief that part of Sarge’s spirit will always carry on with Hungry for Music outreach.  You will be missed, Sarge.
Summer Hoot
ashokan center
Hungry for Music was happy to again sponsor the Summer Hoot, an awesome little family festival at the Ashokan Center in the Hudson Valley. Ashokan Center inspires learning and building community through shared experiences in nature, history, music, and art.  They collect music instrument donations for Hungry for Music year-round.  
Learn more

New Colorful Logo Tees Available 

Support Hungry for Music by purchasing one of our new logo tees.  Available in black, orange, purple, navy blue, maroon (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Also, Guitar & Bomber designs still available.
hungry for music t-shirts
Dynamic Luthier Duo 
Some time ago, Allan Harrington approached Hungry for Music Director Jeff Campbell about helping with guitar donations.  Allan began assessing, doing light repairs, and setting up some of the stringed (acoustic & electric) instruments donated to HFM.  Shortly after, Jim Gormley joined Allan, helping with the guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, and ukeleles. They have also received assistance from Mike Geranis & Eugenio Ibarz.  In ten years, Allan and Jim have assessed over 1,000 guitars for Hungry for Music.  They also helped out with strings until D’Addario Foundation began supporting us with all our string needs five years ago. 
Thank you for your herculean support of Hungry for Music's instrument donation program, guys!  We appreciate you very much. 
We Don’t Accept Pianos, But…
While in the Detroit area, Hungry for Music received an email from The Piano Store in Troy, a suburb.  The store had 20 used pianos in good condition that they were willing to deliver and wanted us to help find homes.  We put the word out, and so far 11 pianos have found new homes.  Thank you to The Piano Store for providing this opportunity! 
That Time of Year
The music instrument request period opened on July 15 for Title One schools.  This is the first photo Hungry for Music has received this year after the first instrument shipments went out in early August.  This is Emma Dunlap, a music teacher at Grand Central School in North Carolina with one of her music classes utilizing HFM’s donations. Have a great school year, Emma!
Open House Jam
Hungry for Music Distribution Center
Woodstock, VA
Check social media and our website for updates. 
Since becoming a non-profit 27 years ago, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to more than 16,000 children in 50 states and 32 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.

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