Give Music is House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s annual holiday campaign that raises funds to put new instruments directly into the hands of young musicians who are serious about using their commitment to music as a catalyst to achieve their future goals.
Many music programs are underfunded and do not have the resources to provide enough instruments for all of the kids interested in learning music. Students often have no choice but to learn on old, damaged, poor quality instruments that are often shared among many other students and cannot be taken home for practice.
Many of these young musicians need a more advanced instrument of their own in order to take their skill to the next level, to college, and beyond, but they can’t afford to buy one. Give Music solves this problem by awarding new, high quality instruments to select students to help them achieve their future goals.
Music Forward invites young musicians to send us letters describing how a new instrument would help them achieve their future goals. Then, with our community partners and supporters, we match those letters with available resources to award as many instruments as possible.
There are two ways to contribute to the Give Music campaign:
1. Make a donation. Donations can be made online by clicking the red DONATE button above, or by mailing a check payable to House of Blues Music Forward Foundation:
c/o Music Forward Foundation
7060 Hollywood Blvd. Fl 2
Los Angeles, CA 90028
2. Start your own fundraising team through Crowdrise – Rally your friends, family and co-workers to raise funds and awareness for the Give Music campaign. We’ve got all the tools you need to be instrumental in a kid’s success. To get started, click the “Set Up Your Fundraiser” button above.
100% of donations made by individuals to the 2016 Give Music Campaign will be used to purchase new instruments for deserving young musicians. House of Blues Music Forward Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Established in 1993, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating real-life skills for youth using music as the bridge to success.
Focusing on underserved communities, we set the stage for success by providing workshops and showcases to kick-start musical careers; fulfill musical dreams by equipping dedicated young musicians with instruments; and inspire the next generation of music industry leaders with hands-on career exploration. To learn more, visit www.hobmusicforward.org.
Give Music is a rewarding program from Music Forward, a national non-profit organization, that provides under-served, aspiring young musicians a chance to nurture their passion, strengthen their talents, expand their possibilities and pursue their lifetime goals on a brand new instrument their can call their own.
Over the course of 3 years, we have placed new instruments into the hands of more than 330 students at a value of over $225,000 in 14 cities across the country.
Throughout the year, young musicians write letters to Music Forward indicating how a new instrument would help them reach their future goals. Then, with our community partners and supporters, we match those letters with available resources to award as many instruments as possible.
We need your help in reaching our 2016 goal of $200,000 to help 200 students achieve their musical dreams.
Join us in being instrumental in a kid’s success by donating, starting a fundraising page, and sharing this page with your friends and family.