Music Grant Reviews

I’ve never seen my students apply themselves to music as they do now. Thank you for your thoughtful Grant program.”

In my many years of teaching I have researched numerous grants and received a few. None of them come close to the value that this Grant program provides.”

With the students, it has always been 'just band'. Now, with this Grant program, it’s 'When’s our next gig, Mr. B.?'”

It was a challenge to get my teary-eyed students back on the bus.”

Witnessing our young people get excited about producing something for another generation was an incredibly rewarding experience for me.”

My students absolutely adore their performances and visitations with the seniors and the word is spreading around the school that band is now “in”. I’m expecting more students in my class next year than in any previous year.”

If I am not awarded your Grant in the next school year I will still continue with your program. It’s that significant.”

My objective has been to create good musicians. This Grant changed my focus to creating the best citizens and the students then decided to become good musicians – and they did! My job became much easier!”

It’s much more meaningful to perform for the seniors than the parents and family of the students. The seniors are delighted to have the students present. They are non-judgmental. They heap praise and inspiration upon my glowing students.”

We had some really precious moments after our performance when the students realized what a blessing they could be to others.”

This Grant program has been so inspirational to my students that now they practice regularly at home and at school, and continually ask me to book more performances for them. At their request we will be performing during the summer months. There has never been any interest in doing this before.”

These students learned the joy and value of community service, for sure. Well done – this is what it’s all about.”


Program Administrator: Jan Greco