Hungry for Music Notes
March 2017
Hungry for Music is an organization that supports music education and cultural enrichment by acquiring and distributing quality musical instruments to underserved children with willing instructors and a hunger to play.
Our Magic Music Mission
by Jeff Campbell

This week, I am going to begin a musical journey promoting the importance of music education in our schools and Hungry for Music's instrument donation program that supports underserved individuals and communities.

Hungry for Music is partnering with a number of organizations, including the Spirit of Harmony Foundation, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and several high school and college music honor societies, to bring our Magic Music Mission to over 100 cities in 48 states.

I will be connecting with our partners and supporters of our mission, as well as programs and schools that receive our support, and posting daily updates and photos on the Hungry for Music Facebook page. We will also post frequent updates on our News & Events page.

The first 10 cities that Big Bertha, the Magic Music Bus, will be visiting are: Shreveport, Bossier City, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Houston, Montgomery, San Antonio, Austin, Lubbock, and Oklahoma City.

If you would like to support our mission, you can do so here. We appreciate your continued support. It allows us to grow our outreach spreading the gift of music.

Peace and harmony through music,


Kids Helping Kids
Two Awesome Bar Mitzvah Service Projects
Noah Ehrenberg
Noah collected more than two dozen instruments for his community service project. Way to go, Noah! Thank you for your hard work in support of our mission!.
Aaron Cohen
Aaron produced a benefit concert called "Gift of Music." He collected almost a dozen instruments and raised $1,500. Thank you, Aaron, for giving the gift of music to many kids.
Instrument Donations Since Our February Newsletter:

- 75 instruments to Bill Jenkins World of Music, including a Chinese Moon Lute, African Kora Harp Lute, Ethiopian Masenko, Chinese mouth organ, Turkish Saz, Hawaiian bamboo shaker, Erhu, 14 harmonicas, 10 panpipes, and six tambourines.

- Four classical guitars to Internal Creations in New York, who are opening a new program in Brooklyn. We have supported Internal Creations over the last several years, including almost three dozen classical guitars in 2016.

- Two electronic drum sets (Simmons & Yamaha), a Casio digital keyboard, B.C. Rich electric guitar, Peavey electric bass, Marshall mini amp, PDP 5-piece mini drum kit, a box of cables and electronics (pedals, tuners etc.), power mixer, and two coffin guitar cases, to Rock to the Future in Philadelphia.

- Three acoustic guitars (Ibanez, Yamaha, Fender), two mandolins, and three autoharps to Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM). We made a donation of more than 30 instruments to JAM earlier this year.

- First time donation of Casio 88-key digital keyboard, coronet, trumpet, two 3/4 size cellos, two 1/2 size violins, two acoustic guitars, a 1/4 size violin, and an accordion, to Aulas de Musica & Teatro in Newark, New Jersey.

- Three cellos, a 14" viola, and a 1/4 size violin to St. Luke's Orchestra program (El Sistema) in New York City.

- Three acoustic guitars to Good Harvest Fraternal Group in Newark, New Jersey.

- Individual donations to students in Bullhead City, Arizona; Savannah, Georgia; Renton, Washington; St. Petersburg, Florida; Alameda, California; and New York City.

These donations put total donations in 2017 over 300 instruments. Our goal this year is 1,000 instrument donations.

Hungry for Music distributed more than 700 instruments in 2016. We greatly appreciate the volunteers who help us carry out our mission.

22nd Annual Hungry for Crawfish

May 13, 2017

Info and Tickets

Two New Orleans Events This Week

We will be collecting instrument donations on March 25 at Family Pyrate Day in Old Algiers Point.

Twiddle and the White Light Foundation

On Saturday, March 25, the band Twiddle will be performing at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. At the show, the White Light Foundation will sell commemorative coins to benefit Hungry for Music.

The White Light Foundation is a non-profit organization created by fans of the band Twiddle who, inspired by the band's message, spread the love through charitable service.

We appreciate the White Light Foundation and Twiddle very much! Looking forward to working together!

Bill Jenkins and His World of Music
Above, students at the Benny Moré School for the Arts in Cienfuegos, Cuba, with instruments donated by Hungry for Music, in partnership with Bill Jenkins.

We have been supporting Bill's workshops and concerts for children for many years, including orphanage trips he has made to Nepal, India, China, Guatemala, and Ecuador. His latest excursion was to Cuba, and we donated small percussion instruments, harmonicas, and a few other odds and ends. Keep up the awesome work, Bill!
HFM Throwback
Congratulations to Boston's Revolution of Hope on their 4th anniversary! Hungry for Music donated string instruments to help them get their program started.

Check out the video from Revolution of Hope's early days.
- In the Spotlight -
Evan Pollack, Drum Technician

We want to give a special shout out to Evan Pollack, Hungry for Music's drum technician. Evan handles the refurbishing of donated drum sets we receive.

Founder of Experience Drums, Evan has been a drum instructor since 1989. He is also an active clinician in the Washington, DC area, and has offered drum clinics at Guitar Center, Music and Arts Center, and the Percussive Arts Society.

Check out Evan's website here.

Since becoming a non-profit 23 years ago, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to more than 10,000 children in 48 states and 20 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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